\ ˈgȯ-zē How to pronounce gauzy (audio) \
gauzier; gauziest

Definition of gauzy

1 : made of or resembling gauze gauzy wings
2 : marked by vagueness, elusiveness, or fuzziness his gauzy memory of the events a gauzy melody
3 : tending to be or make romantic gauzy optimism

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Examples of gauzy in a Sentence

gauzy curtains that let plenty of light through I have only a gauzy recollection of those long-ago events.

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Held at The Stonewall Inn, the iconic LGBTQ institution and enduring safe heaven for radical individuality and self-expression, partygoers dazzled with each attendee's gauzy get-up more gobsmacking than the next. Vogue, "Camp Beauty: Dara, Paloma Elsesser, and More Go Maximalist for the Annual Pre-Met Party," 6 May 2019 Agrawal had on a glittering hat, a bright pink wig, and a gauzy white cape that she’d worn at her wedding. Eliza Brooke, Glamour, "Is the World Ready for Miki Agrawal and Her Next Big Idea?," 4 Apr. 2019 With its belted waist and tiers of tulle, the gauzy navy and cream number from Maria Grazia Chiuri’s Spring 2019 runway was refined. Janelle Okwodu, Vogue, "Angelababy Does Tie-Dye the Front Row Way at Dior," 26 Feb. 2019 Paintings of them in gauzy tutus are reproduced ad nauseam on chocolate boxes and coffee cups. Moira Hodgson, WSJ, "‘Little Dancer Aged Fourteen’ Review: Rat-Girl of the Paris Opera," 16 Nov. 2018 The gauzy fabric itself had a shimmer, but clusters of silver embroidery took the dazzle to another level. Chloe Foussianes, Town & Country, "Kate Middleton Stuns in a Sparkling Jenny Packham Gown and the Lover's Knot Tiara," 4 Dec. 2018 Adapted from a popular manga and unspooling over a single day, the modest movie is gauzy and elliptical. Alexis Soloski, New York Times, "‘The Seagull’ Brings Chekhov’s Doleful Comedy to Cinemas," 4 May 2018 The actress's wavy hair grazes the table, framing a gauzy pink dress. Chloe Foussianes, Town & Country, "The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel’s Marin Hinkle On the Scene That Gave Her Hives," 8 Dec. 2018 Semi-sheer and gauzy, the romantic dress featured intricate details such as mutton sleeves, embroidery, and lace trimming. Christian Allaire, Vogue, "Florence Welch Proves She’s Still the Queen of Bohemian Style," 12 Aug. 2018

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First Known Use of gauzy

1760, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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English Language Learners Definition of gauzy

: light and thin : made of or resembling gauze
US : not clear


\ ˈgȯ-zē How to pronounce gauzy (audio) \
gauzier; gauziest

Kids Definition of gauzy

: thin and transparent like gauze gauzy curtains

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