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[gaw-zee] /ˈgɔ zi/
adjective, gauzier, gauziest.
like gauze; transparently thin and light.
Origin of gauzy
1790-1800; gauze + -y1
Related forms
gauzily, adverb
gauziness, noun Unabridged
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Examples from the web for gauzy
  • gauzy curtains frame the entrance and provide privacy and bug protection when needed.
  • Horizontal trusses support hanging fabric screens, which can be sturdy enough to hold a whiteboard or gauzy enough to see through.
  • Most of the billions of things this eye sees each night are starlike specks or gauzy smudges of light.
  • The restaurant is decorated in cream and white colors, with gauzy curtains and warmly lit hanging lanterns.
  • These gauzy generalities are not significantly probative and, therefore, carry no weight in the summary judgment calculus.
  • If needed, cleanse eye with gauzy square of cotton, wiping once from inside to outside.
  • She was only six, and everybody declared her a real fairy us she tripped lightly about lu her gauzy gayety.
British Dictionary definitions for gauzy


adjective gauzier, gauziest
resembling gauze; thin and transparent
Derived Forms
gauzily, adverb
gauziness, noun
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Word Origin and History for gauzy

1796, from gauze + -y (2). Related: Gauziness.

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