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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.
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gauzy

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

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

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

gauzy

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

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

adj (+er)hauchfein or -zart
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References in periodicals archive ?
Among the working classes, the fishermen and millworkers, the Maine [Prohibition] Law is but gauzily enforced, and it is common to see hopelessly besotted Irishmen stumbling through the Five Points, their minds consigned by alcohol to the deepest states of vice and immorality.
Well, none of that today, Jose, and not anytime soon, either, probably never again, Taylor suspected as she gauzily gazed out over the stalky fields of the farm, gazing past the barn where her brother had put up the Confederate flag on their first day here in the North.
The act of consummation is similarly couched in musical metaphors, though there isn't much of a charge to the gauzily, tastefully shot love scenes; gone, alas, is the scene from the book in which Mia takes bow in hand and performs her own scintillating symphony on Alex's torso.