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

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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Word History

First Known Use

1760, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of gauzy was in 1760

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“Gauzy.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 10 Dec. 2023.

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