wavier; waviest
: rising or swelling in waves
also : abounding in waves
wavy hair
: moving with an undulating motion : fluctuating
also : marked by wavering
wavy lines
: marked by undulation : rolling
wavily adverb
waviness noun

Examples of wavy in a Sentence

She has wavy blond hair.
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Word History

First Known Use

circa 1586, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of wavy was circa 1586

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“Wavy.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/wavy. Accessed 2 Dec. 2023.

Kids Definition


wavier; waviest
: having or moving in waves
wavy hair
waviness noun
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