wavy
adjective (wavier; -est) Date: circa 1586 1. rising or swelling in waves; also abounding in waves <
wavy hair
>
2. moving with an undulating motion ; fluctuating; also marked by wavering <
wavy lines
>
3. marked by undulation ; rolling • wavily adverbwaviness noun

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • wavy — 1580s, from WAVE (Cf. wave) (n.) + Y (Cf. y) (2) …   Etymology dictionary

  • wavy — ► ADJECTIVE (wavier, waviest) ▪ having or consisting of a series of wave like curves. DERIVATIVES waviness noun …   English terms dictionary

  • wavy — [wā′vē] adj. wavier, waviest 1. having waves 2. moving in a wavelike motion 3. having undulating curves; forming waves and hollows; sinuous 4. characteristic or suggestive of waves 5. wavering; fluctuating; unsteady wavily adv …   English World dictionary

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  • wavy — wav|y [ weıvi ] adjective a wavy line or wavy hair has a lot of waves or curls in it: The children drew wavy lines on the ground. ╾ wav|i|ness noun uncount …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • wavy — /ˈweɪvi/ (say wayvee) adjective (wavier, waviest) 1. curving alternately, in opposite directions in movement or form: a wavy course; wavy hair. 2. having or characterised by waves: the wavy sea. 3. resembling or suggesting waves. 4. Botany a.… …   Australian English dictionary

  • wavy — wav|y [ˈweıvi] adj 1.) wavy hair grows in waves 2.) a wavy line is smoothly curved …   Dictionary of contemporary English

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