Gauzy Gauz"y, a. Pertaining to, or resembling, gauze; thin and slight as gauze. [1913 Webster]

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  • gauzy — 1796, from GAUZE (Cf. gauze) + Y (Cf. y) (2). Related: Gauziness …   Etymology dictionary

  • gauzy — [adj] see through, gossamer in texture delicate, diaphanous, filmy, flimsy, insubstantial, light, lucid, pellucid, sheer, thin, tiffany, translucent, transparent; concept 606 Ant. cloudy, foggy, heavy, obscured, opaque, thick …   New thesaurus

  • gauzy — [gô′zē] adj. gauzier, gauziest thin, light, and transparent, like gauze; diaphanous gauzily adv. gauziness n …   English World dictionary

  • gauzy — adjective (gauzier; est) Date: 1760 1. made of or resembling gauze < gauzy wings > 2. marked by vagueness, elusiveness, or fuzziness < his gauzy memory of the events > < a gauzy melody > 3. tending to be or make romantic < gauzy opt …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • gauzy — [[t]gɔ͟ːzi[/t]] ADJ: ADJ n Gauzy material is light, soft, and thin, so that you can see through it. ...thin, gauzy curtains stirred by a breeze. Syn: filmy …   English dictionary

  • gauzy — gauze ► NOUN 1) a thin transparent fabric. 2) Medicine thin, loosely woven cloth used for dressing and swabbing wounds. 3) (also wire gauze) a very fine wire mesh. DERIVATIVES gauzy adjective. ORIGIN French gaze …   English terms dictionary

  • gauzy — gauzily, adv. gauziness, n. /gaw zee/, adj., gauzier, gauziest. like gauze; transparently thin and light. [1790 1800; GAUZE + Y1] * * * …   Universalium

  • gauzy — adjective a) having the qualities of gauze; light, thin, transparent, hazy b) figuratively light, giving the effect of haze …   Wiktionary

  • gauzy — Synonyms and related words: airy, attenuate, attenuated, boyish, clear, clear as crystal, crystal, crystal clear, crystalline, dainty, delicate, diaphane, diaphanous, diluted, downy, ethereal, filmy, fine, fine drawn, fine grained, finespun,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • gauzy — I (Roget s IV) modif. Syn. filmy, light, transparent, diaphanous; see sheer 2 . II (Roget s 3 Superthesaurus) a. sheer, diaphanous, *see through, transparent, gossamer, filmy, hazy, unsubstantial, translucent. ANT.: opaque, heavy, thick III… …   English dictionary for students

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