gauzy


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gauz·y

 (gô′zē)
adj. gauz·i·er, gauz·i·est
Resembling gauze, as in thinness or translucency: "the gauzy grey steam of early morning" (Anita Desai). See Synonyms at airy.

gauz′i·ly adv.
gauz′i·ness n.

gauzy

(ˈɡɔːzɪ)
adj, gauzier or gauziest
resembling gauze; thin and transparent
ˈgauzily adv
ˈgauziness n

gauz•y

(ˈgɔ zi)

adj. gauz•i•er, gauz•i•est.
like gauze; transparently thin and light.
[1790–1800]
gauz′i•ly, adv.
gauz′i•ness, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.gauzy - so thin as to transmit lightgauzy - so thin as to transmit light; "a hat with a diaphanous veil"; "filmy wings of a moth"; "gauzy clouds of dandelion down"; "gossamer cobwebs"; "sheer silk stockings"; "transparent chiffon"; "vaporous silks"
thin - of relatively small extent from one surface to the opposite or in cross section; "thin wire"; "a thin chiffon blouse"; "a thin book"; "a thin layer of paint"

gauzy

adjective delicate, light, thin, sheer, transparent, see-through, flimsy, translucent, insubstantial, gossamer, diaphanous, filmy thin, gauzy curtains, stirred by the breeze

gauzy

adjective
So light and insubstantial as to resemble air or a thin film:
Translations

gauzy

[ˈgɔːzɪ] ADJ (= semi-transparent) → vaporoso

gauzy

[ˈgɔːzi] adj (= diaphanous) [material] → vaporeux/euse

gauzy

adj (+er)hauchfein or -zart
References in classic literature ?
Besides the melancholy boy, who, I hoped, had not been made so by waltzing alone in the empty kitchen, there were two other boys and one dirty little limp girl in a gauzy dress.
Her gauzy flowing robes might not be very warm, yet the weather wasn't at all chilly, but rather mild and balmy, like a spring day.
They were eight pretty rabbits dressed only in gauzy purple skirts fastened around their waists with diamond bands.
The air with which she threw off this distinguished address and the toss she gave to her new bonnet (which was more gauzy than serviceable), made her sister wonder; however, she expressed her readiness to go to Harley Street, and thither they directed their steps.
Their gauzy skirts had brushed up from the grass innumerable flies and butterflies which, unable to escape, remained caged in the transparent tissue as in an aviary.
And there in fact was Sonya lying face downward on Nurse's dirty feather bed on the top of the chest, crumpling her gauzy pink dress under her, hiding her face with her slender fingers, and sobbing so convulsively that her bare little shoulders shook.
Soon the far-away slopes and hills were dim and wraith-like through their gauzy scarfing, as if pale autumn had flung a misty bridal veil over her hair and was waiting for her wintry bridegroom.
Something vague, slight, gauzy, glittering; now when I came in contact with it I found it to be a palpable substance enough; very hard too sometimes, and often heavy; there was metal in it, both lead and iron.
But in their kindness Meg saw only pity for her poverty, and her heart felt very heavy as she stood by herself, while the others laughed, chattered, and flew about like gauzy butterflies.
The material of the robe was of a gauzy fabric which accentuated the rounded beauty of the girlish form.
Nature may build a beautiful door and hang it with many a gauzy and shimmering curtain to make an entrance to the new life for our wondering souls.
Long, glinting dragonflies shot across the path, or hung tremulous with gauzy wings and gleaming bodies.