\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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Tanzie Adler This Australian fashion designer’s two-year-old eponymous boutique sells cheeky, playful statement pieces, like neoprene sweatshirts printed with cats and gauzy button down shirts embroidered with cherries. Sheila Marikar, New York Times, "Five Places to Shop in Melbourne," 5 July 2018 The set consisted of hundreds of yards of gauzy fabrics in every imaginable hue of blue. David Lyman,, "CCM students set sail for Scotland to perform water-themed show with 'no plot whatsoever'," 5 July 2018 Leading up to the Beethoven concerto, a large swatch of gauzy fabric was brought onstage, and Kopatchinskaja was ritualistically wrapped in it. Mark Swed,, "Beethoven rolls over at the Ojai Music Festival," 8 June 2018 The overcast sky was gauzy, like one of his gunpowder drawings from the 1960s. Mark Rozzo, Vanities, "Ed Ruscha Still Has Plenty More to Say About America," 30 May 2018 For his 1975 film Picnic at Hanging Rock, the Australian director Peter Weir wanted an Impressionistic look and feel, a gauzy, painterly aesthetic. Sophie Gilbert, The Atlantic, "Picnic at Hanging Rock," 29 May 2018 Meanwhile in Los Angeles, which was experiencing a heat wave, Ashley Madekwe stayed cool in a wide-leg jumpsuit and Emma Roberts wrapped herself in a gauzy black dress. Aubri Juhasz, The Cut, "The Best-est Party Looks of the Week," 13 July 2018 When Secretary of State Mike Pompeo traveled recently to Pyongyang to turn the gauzy assurances of a beautiful, denuclearized future into some specific steps, North Korea blew him off. Jonathan Chait, Daily Intelligencer, "Trump Still Pretending Fake North Korea Nuclear Deal Is Real," 12 July 2018 Simple white swimsuits can be dressed up for a seaside breakfast with a gauzy white dress and embellished sandals. Brooke Bobb, Vogue, "How to Curate a Full Bridal Wardrobe for Every Minute of Your Summer Destination Wedding," 29 June 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

: not clear


\ˈgȯ-zē \
gauzier; gauziest

Kids Definition of gauzy

: thin and transparent like gauze gauzy curtains

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to clear from alleged fault or guilt

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