\ ˈgȯ-zē \
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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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 Casey Spooner may have developed a whole nude philosophy around sheer menswear dressing, and Lil Uzi Vert may have worn a similarly gauzy blouse on the red carpet last year, but Rocky’s clearly putting his own futuristic spin on the dainty trend. Rachel Hahn, Vogue, "A$AP Rocky Pulls Off a Very Tricky Sheer Shirt," 30 Nov. 2018 The singer was surrounded by a diverse group of dozens of female dancers, all of different skin tones and body types, who wore gauzy sashes, head scarves, and bodysuits. Andrea Park, Teen Vogue, "Ariana Grande's VMAs 2018 Performance of "God is a Woman" Was a Religious Experience," 21 Aug. 2018 White t-shirts, gauzy fabrics, and flowy caftans feel breezy, but can’t be trusted to offer much sun protection. Laurel Naversen Geraghty, SELF, "7 Things You Shouldn’t Rely on for Sun Protection," 12 Aug. 2018 The artists cut the gauzy fabric and spray painted it a rainbow selection of hues before stringing each cut-out across the courtyard of the ruin. Liz Stinson, Curbed, "Stunning art installation fills 400-year-old Greek ruin with colorful ‘pixels’," 27 July 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 \
gauzier; gauziest

Kids Definition of gauzy

: thin and transparent like gauze gauzy curtains

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