wavy

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[wey-vee]
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adjective, wav·i·er, wav·i·est.
  1. curving alternately in opposite directions; undulating: a wavy course; wavy hair.
  2. abounding in or characterized by waves: the wavy sea.
  3. resembling or suggesting waves: a cotton material with a wavy pattern.
  4. vibrating or tremulous; unsteady; wavering.

Origin of wavy

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First recorded in 1555–65; wave + -y1
Related formswav·i·ly, adverbwav·i·ness, noun
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Related Words for waviness

fluctuation, sway, roll, waviness

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British Dictionary definitions for waviness

wavy

adjective wavier or waviest
  1. abounding in or full of waves
  2. moving or proceeding in waves or undulations
  3. (of hair) set in or having waves and curls
  4. unstable or wavering
Derived Formswavily, adverbwaviness, noun
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Word Origin and History for waviness

wavy

adj.

1580s, from wave (n.) + -y (2).

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