\ ˈwā-vē How to pronounce wavy (audio) \
wavier; waviest

Definition of wavy

1 : rising or swelling in waves also : abounding in waves wavy hair
2 : moving with an undulating motion : fluctuating also : marked by wavering wavy lines
3 : marked by undulation : rolling

Other Words from wavy

wavily \ ˈwā-​və-​lē How to pronounce wavy (audio) \ adverb
waviness \ ˈwā-​vē-​nəs How to pronounce wavy (audio) \ noun

Examples of wavy in a Sentence

She has wavy blond hair.
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First Known Use of wavy

circa 1586, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Wavy.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/wavy. Accessed 18 May. 2022.

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\ ˈwā-vē How to pronounce wavy (audio) \
wavier; waviest

Kids Definition of wavy

: like, having, or moving in waves wavy hair

Other Words from wavy

waviness noun


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