wispily
adverb see wisp I

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • wispily — See wisp. * * * …   Universalium

  • wispily — adverb In a wispy manner …   Wiktionary

  • wispily — wisp·i·ly …   English syllables

  • wispily — pə̇lē, li adverb : in a wispy manner * * * wispˈily adverb • • • Main Entry: ↑wisp …   Useful english dictionary

  • wispy — wispily, adv. wispiness, n. /wis pee/, adj., wispier, wispiest. being a wisp or in wisps; wisplike: a wispy plant. Also, wispish. [1710 20; WISP + Y1] * * * …   Universalium

  • wisp — I. noun Etymology: Middle English Date: 13th century 1. a small handful (as of hay or straw) 2. a. a thin strip or fragment b. a thready streak < a wisp of smoke > c. something frail, slight, or fleeting < a wisp of a girl > …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • wispiness — See wispily. * * * …   Universalium

  • wisp — noun 1》 a small, thin bunch, strand, or amount of something. 2》 a small, thin person. Derivatives wispily adverb wispiness noun wispy adjective Origin ME: origin uncertain …   English new terms dictionary

  • wisp — n. 1 a small bundle or twist of straw etc. 2 a small separate quantity of smoke, hair, etc. 3 a small thin person etc. 4 a flock (of snipe). Derivatives: wispy adj. (wispier, wispiest). wispily adv. wispiness n. Etymology: ME: orig. uncert.: cf.… …   Useful english dictionary

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