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Definition of "gauzy" []

  • Resembling gauze in thinness or transparency. See Synonyms at airy. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "gauzy" in a sentence
  • "Many of the ancient buildings were draped in gauzy white sheets with a slight outline of the building behind painted in blue or gold."
  • "If that were not ostracism enough, the women -- depicted so often as shy and demure in gauzy works of fiction with titles like that of Lee's play -- begin taking turns beating the daylights out of her."
  • "I saw a goddess of a woman from India over six feet tall, all legs, in gauzy white blouse unbuttoned down to her chest and up to her diaphragm."