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wisp

 (wĭsp)
n.
1. A small bunch or bundle, as of straw, hair, or grass.
2.
a. One that is thin, frail, or slight: "a little wisp of a kid, ten years old" (William Lychack).
b. A thin or faint streak or fragment, as of smoke or clouds.
3. A fleeting trace or indication; a hint: a wisp of a smile.
4. A flock of birds, especially snipe.
v. wisped, wisp·ing, wisps
v.tr.
To twist into wisps or a wisp.
v.intr.
To drift in wisps: smoke wisping from chimneys.

[Middle English.]

wisp′i·ly adv.
wisp′i·ness (wĭs′pē-nĭs) n.
wisp′y adj.

wispy

(ˈwɪspɪ)
adj, wispier or wispiest
wisplike; delicate, faint, light, etc
ˈwispily adv
ˈwispiness n

wisp•y

(ˈwɪs pi)

also wisp′ish,



adj. wisp•i•er, wisp•i•est.
being a wisp or in wisps.
[1710–20]
wisp′i•ly, adv.
wisp′i•ness, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.wispy - thin and weak; "a wispy little fellow with small hands and feet"- Edmund Wilson
lean, thin - lacking excess flesh; "you can't be too rich or too thin"; "Yon Cassius has a lean and hungry look"-Shakespeare
2.wispy - lacking clarity or distinctness; "a dim figure in the distance"; "only a faint recollection"; "shadowy figures in the gloom"; "saw a vague outline of a building through the fog"; "a few wispy memories of childhood"
indistinct - not clearly defined or easy to perceive or understand; "indistinct shapes in the gloom"; "an indistinct memory"; "only indistinct notions of what to do"

wispy

adjective
1. straggly, fine, thin, frail, wisplike Grey wispy hair straggled down to her shoulders.
Translations
شَعْرٌ مُخَصَّل
tjavset
rytjulegur
bir tutamincecik

wispy

[ˈwɪspɪ] ADJ [hair] → ralo, fino; [cloud] → tenue

wispy

[ˈwɪspi] adj
[hair] → qui pousse en mèches éparses
[cloud] → fin(e)

wispy

adj (+er) grassdürr, fein; girlzerbrechlich, zart; wispy cloudsWolkenfetzen pl; wispy hairdünne Haarbüschel

wispy

[ˈwɪspɪ] adj (hair) → fine, sottile; (clouds) → vaporoso/a

wisp

(wisp) noun
thin strand. a wisp of hair; a wisp of smoke.
ˈwispy adjective
wispy hair.
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Now 53 with wispily thinned hair, greying beard and showing an extra inch or two around the waist, the original hardcore troubadour is a touring junkie still performing 200 live shows a year.
Giuseppe Pietraroia, conducting the Puccini-sanctioned orchestral reduction by Etore Panizza, drew a broad swath of tonal hues from orchestra and chorus alike: the shimmering textures of the "Humming Chorus," for instance, sounded as wispily impressionistic as anything by Debussy, yet remained true to their Puccianian ethos.
Its scene is set in a deeply receding courtyard whose colonnade is like one lining the Piazza San Marco; through its archways flit mysterious figures, lightly sketched in white lead, so wispily rendered that their gauzy, unraveling robes and turbans seem to be dissolving in mist.