gauzy

adjective \ ˈgȯ-zē \
|Updated on: 17 Jul 2018

Definition of gauzy

gauzier; gauziest
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

Examples of gauzy in a Sentence

  1. gauzy curtains that let plenty of light through

  2. I have only a gauzy recollection of those long-ago events.

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First Known Use of gauzy

1760

in the meaning defined at sense 1

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GAUZY Defined for English Language Learners

gauzy

Definition of gauzy for English Language Learners

  • : light and thin : made of or resembling gauze

  • : not clear


GAUZY Defined for Kids

gauzy

adjective \ ˈgȯ-zē \

Definition of gauzy for Students

gauzier; gauziest
: thin and transparent like gauze
  • gauzy curtains


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