wispy


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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
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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.
References in classic literature ?
His hair was mangy, standing out in isolated patches of wispy grey.
His hair, a wispy, sandy yellow, seemed as dimmed and faded as his eyes.
As it's not a traditional climber, guide any new wispy shoots into a trellis to ensure it doesn't become unruly and keeps its desired shape.
Summary: New Delhi (India) Feb 10 (ANI): Wispy moderate fog on Sunday enveloped the Delhi with air quality index in the national capital remaining steady in the "moderate" category but according to the weather department the AQI is predicted to dip over the next two days.
Haka'ed Off is a traditional IPA and is golden yellow in colour with a thin, wispy, white head.
I have always been convinced that Trump wore a wig, but this incident proved me wrong - that weird blond, wispy hairstyle is real.
All fittingly named after their hairstyles, the ladies Bouffant, Frizz, Curly, and Wispy and male Spike were brought in at three weeks old along with their mum Pip, to theRSPCA Middlesex North West branch.
From a peony's wispy stamen to a clenched gathering of ombre petals at the center of a dahlia, her intricate creations are nothing short of magical.
Add a hint of romance to the summer with sprays of these tantalising wispy white stems Driving around Britain recently, there was plenty of flora to admire in the countryside - the hedgerows were heavy with May tree blossoms and I caught tantalising glimpses of woodlands carpeted with bluebells.
Three volcanic earthquakes were recorded the last 24 hours on Bulusan, while wispy emissions of white steam were observed on Kanlaon, the DSWD said.
8DA followed YESTERDAY'S SOLUTIONS WEE THINKER ACROSS: 7 Spanish 9 Egg on 10 Annie 11 Grenade 12 Ear 13 Attached 16 Spotless 17 Aim 19 Insures 21 Bravo 22 Pekoe 23 Nankeen DOWN: 1 Ashamed 2 Raindrop 3 Ride 4 Defences 5 Agra 6 Andes 8 High treason 13 Attorney 14 Emanated 15 Impound 18 Wispy 20 Sake 21 Bung QUICKIE ACROSS: 1 Gatecrashed 8 Sax 9 Met 11 Wildcat 12 Grime 13 One 14 Tom 15 Jam tart 17 Pro 19 East 21 With 23 Used 25 Bull 27 Dud 29 Laundry 31 Oil 34 Lit 36 Sci-fi 37 Eyesore 38 Tea 39 Sir 40 Drunkenness DOWN: 1 Gain 2 Axle 3 Enchant 4 Rotate 5 Sugar 6 Emit 7 Demo 8 Swoop 10 Tempt 16 Tee 18 Owl 20 Add 22 Ill 24 Surgeon 25 Boost 26 Sneeze 28 Deter 30 Alien 32 Iced 33 Liar 34 Loss 35 Iris
When the polithe retired school into police custo face, with his dis wispy hair, became one of the most familiar in Britain.