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wavy1

[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 of wavy1
1555-1565
1555-65; wave + -y1
Related forms
wavily, adverb
waviness, noun

wavy2

[wey-vee] /ˈweɪ vi/
noun, plural wavies.
1.
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  • Yet her undeniable beauty, her fair skin and her wavy hair, were facts to be reckoned with.

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  • Here are dark caverns, crosses, confusion and wavy, broken and crooked lines.

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  • It was a very dark brown or black colour, wavy or almost straight and sometimes curly, never "woolly."

    Man, Past and Present Agustus Henry Keane
British Dictionary definitions for wavy

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 wavy
adj.

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

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