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wav·y

 (wā′vē)
adj. wav·i·er, wav·i·est
1. Abounding or rising in waves: a wavy sea.
2. Marked by or moving in a wavelike form or motion; sinuous.
3. Having curls, curves, or undulations: wavy hair.
4. Characteristic or suggestive of waves.
5. Wavering; unstable.

wav′i·ly adv.
wav′i·ness n.

wavy

(ˈweɪvɪ)
adj, wavier or waviest
1. abounding in or full of waves
2. moving or proceeding in waves or undulations
3. (Hairdressing & Grooming) (of hair) set in or having waves and curls
4. unstable or wavering
ˈwavily adv
ˈwaviness n

wav•y

(ˈweɪ vi)

adj. wav•i•er, wav•i•est.
1. curving alternately in opposite directions; undulating.
2. abounding in or characterized by waves.
3. resembling or suggesting waves.
4. vibrating or tremulous; wavering.
[1555–65]
wav′i•ly, adv.
wav′i•ness, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.wavy - (of hair) having waves; "she had long wavy hair"
curly - (of hair) having curls or waves; "they envied her naturally curly hair"
2.wavy - uneven by virtue of having wrinkles or waves
uneven - not even or uniform as e.g. in shape or texture; "an uneven color"; "uneven ground"; "uneven margins"; "wood with an uneven grain"

wavy

adjective curving, curly, kinked, curling, rippled, undulating She had short, wavy brown hair.
Translations
مُتَمَوِّجمُتَمَوِّج، تَمَوُّجي
vlnitý
bølget
aaltoileva
valovit
liîaîur, krullaîur
波状の
굽이치는
valovit
vågig
ที่เป็นคลื่น
gợn sóng

wavy

[ˈweɪvɪ] ADJ (wavier (compar) (waviest (superl))) [hair, surface, line] → ondulado

wavy

[ˈweɪvi] adj [hair] → ondulé(e); [line] → sinueux/euse

wavy

adj (+er) hair, surfacewellig, gewellt; wavy lineSchlangenlinie f

wavy

[ˈweɪvɪ] adj (-ier (comp) (-iest (superl))) (hair, surface) → ondulato/a; (line) → ondeggiante, sinuoso/a

wave

(weiv) noun
1. a moving ridge, larger than a ripple, moving on the surface of water. rolling waves; a boat tossing on the waves.
2. a vibration travelling eg through the air. radio waves; sound waves; light waves.
3. a curve or curves in the hair. Are those waves natural?
4. a (usually temporary) rise or increase. the recent crime wave; a wave of violence; The pain came in waves.
5. an act of waving. She recognized me, and gave me a wave.
verb
1. to move backwards and forwards or flutter. The flags waved gently in the breeze.
2. to (cause hair to) curve first one way then the other. She's had her hair waved; Her hair waves naturally.
3. to make a gesture (of greeting etc) with (eg the hand). She waved to me across the street; Everyone was waving handkerchiefs in farewell; They waved goodbye.
ˈwavy adjective
(of hair) full of waves. Her hair is wavy but her sister's hair is straight.
ˈwaviness noun
ˈwave(band) noun
a range of wavelengths on which eg radio signals are broadcast.
ˈwavelength noun
the distance from any given point on one (radio etc) wave to the corresponding point on the next.
wave aside
to dismiss (a suggestion etc) without paying much attention to it.

wavy

مُتَمَوِّج vlnitý bølget wellig κυματιστός ondulado aaltoileva ondulé valovit ondulato 波状の 굽이치는 golvend bølgete falisty ondulado волнистый vågig ที่เป็นคลื่น dalgalı gợn sóng 波状的

wavy

a. ondulado-a.
References in classic literature ?
March folded the wavy chestnut lock, and laid it away with a short gray one in her desk.
I ran up and drove at his head with my spade, struck him fairly across the neck, and in a minute he was all about my feet in wavy loops.
When the sea is moderately calm, and slightly marked with spherical ripples, and this gnomon-like fin stands up and casts shadows upon the wrinkled surface, it may well be supposed that the watery circle surrounding it somewhat resembles a dial, with its style and wavy hour-lines graved on it.
Her bonnet fell back, and long wavy streams of black hair fell around her singular and melancholy-face.
The children acted as guides; they walked us along the top of the highest walls, then took us up into a high tower and showed us a wide and beautiful landscape, made up of wavy distances of woody hills, and a nearer prospect of undulating expanses of green lowlands, on the one hand, and castle-graced crags and ridges on the other, with the shining curves of the Neckar flowing between.
And then one by one they got up and stood, and went a-weaving around the ring so gentle and wavy and graceful, the men looking ever so tall and airy and straight, with their heads bobbing and skimming along, away up there under the tent-roof, and every lady's rose-leafy dress flapping soft and silky around her hips, and she looking like the most loveliest parasol.
Above the noise of the water, as it swirled round the elephant's legs, Little Toomai could hear more splashing and some trumpeting both upstream and down--great grunts and angry snortings, and all the mist about him seemed to be full of rolling, wavy shadows.
For the most part he saw only a mass of wavy, black hair, one brown little shoulder exposed upon the side from where her single robe was caught beneath her arm, and a shapely knee protruding from beneath her garment as she sat cross legged upon the ground.
His long, dark hair, softly powdered here and there with silver tendrils, fell elegantly over his shoulders in wavy curls; his voice was still youthful, as if belonging to a Hercules of twenty-five, and his magnificent teeth, which he had preserved white and sound, gave an indescribable charm to his smile.
He has thrown off his paper cap, and you see that his hair is not thick and straight, like Adam's, but thin and wavy, allowing you to discern the exact contour of a coronal arch that predominates very decidedly over the brow.
From the spot where I lay transfixed with surprise and delight, I looked straight down into the bosom of a valley, which swept away in long wavy undulations to the blue waters in the distance.
Opposite to these stood a smaller table, formed from a lighter-colored wood, through the grains of which the wavy lines of the curled maple of the mountains were beautifully undulating.