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gauzy

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Pronunciation: /ˈɡɔːzi
 
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Definition of gauzy in English:

adjective (gauzier, gauziest)

Resembling gauze; thin and translucent: a gauzy dress
More example sentences
  • Opaque during the day, the perforated screens have a seductive, gauzy translucence after dark, as light diffuses through the fine mesh.
  • She'd lost that awful wig but the wet, gauzy dress was almost transparent.
  • Furnished sparely with two easels and several chairs to underscore the physical proximity of the artists when they inhabited the studio together, it was enclosed by gauzy translucent walls so that it could be peered into but not entered.
Synonyms
translucent, transparent, sheer, see-through, gauzelike, fine, ultra-fine, delicate, flimsy, filmy, gossamer, gossamer-like, diaphanous, chiffony, wispy, thin, light, airy, insubstantial;
British floaty

Derivatives

gauzily

1
adverb

gauziness

2
noun

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