\ 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.
Recent Examples on the Web Having grown up working in his mother’s Los Angeles hair salon, Bradford adopted a primary artmaking material that is not paint, but rather small gauzy papers used to curl hair. Matthew Bourbon, Dallas News, "Artist Mark Bradford finds allure in the everyday detritus of the world," 22 Apr. 2020 The women, on the other hand, were dressed in long blue leggings under gauzy dresses, with baggy race T-shirts pulled over the whole ensemble. Ryan Lenora Brown, The Christian Science Monitor, "Somaliland’s sportswomen are breaking tape – and barriers," 21 Apr. 2020 The fragrance itself is marketed as a light and airy floral, reminiscent of wearing a gauzy cotton sundresses in a field of daffodils, which is where Gerber shot the recent campaign alongside friends and fellow models Adut Akech and Meghan Roche. Megan Decker,, "Kaia Gerber Just Spilled How She Lightened Her Hair At Home," 18 Apr. 2020 The difficulty with such a gauzy notion of public service, at least as a basis for political office, is its ambiguity. Michael Luo, The New Yorker, "Mitt Romney Returns to the National Stage in the Senate Impeachment Trial," 21 Jan. 2020 No one, though, is more obsessed with the irresistible gauzy shirts than Dev Hynes. Rachel Hahn, Vogue, "Dev Hynes Can’t Stop Wearing This Cult London Label," 17 Apr. 2019 Her debut collection for the maintained the ethos of the storied house: bouclé suits, sharply tailored gauzy dresses, shirts with pronounced collars, and appliqués with the brand’s signatures, including camellias and bows. Barry Samaha, Harper's BAZAAR, "Kristen Stewart Gives a Rare Glimpse into the Mind of Virginie Viard, Chanel’s Creative Director," 12 Feb. 2020 The dramatic, gauzy layers looked like beautiful rain clouds swirling around her. Sara Radin,, "Ariana Grande’s Grammys Dress Is 20 Feet In Diameter," 26 Jan. 2020 In the other, Bey crouches for the camera in a flowing orange skirt and gauzy athletic jacket, wearing a pair of classic Adidas trainers with her beaded hair slung over one shoulder. Glenn Rowley, The Hollywood Reporter, "Beyoncé Releases Inspirational New Ivy Park x Adidas Campaign Video," 9 Jan. 2020

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First Known Use of gauzy

1760, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of gauzy was in 1760

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“Gauzy.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 3 Jun. 2020.

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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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