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[wey-vee] /ˈweɪ vi/
adjective, wavier, waviest.
1.
curving alternately in opposite directions; undulating:
a wavy course; wavy hair.
2.
abounding in or characterized by waves:
the wavy sea.
3.
resembling or suggesting waves:
a cotton material with a wavy pattern.
4.
vibrating or tremulous; unsteady; wavering.
Origin
1555-1565
1555-65; wave + -y1
Related forms
wavily, adverb
waviness, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for waviness

wavy

/ˈweɪvɪ/
adjective wavier, waviest
1.
abounding in or full of waves
2.
moving or proceeding in waves or undulations
3.
(of hair) set in or having waves and curls
4.
unstable or wavering
Derived Forms
wavily, adverb
waviness, noun
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Word Origin and History for waviness

wavy

adj.

1580s, from wave (n.) + -y (2).

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