AskDefine | Define gauzy

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gauzy adj : so thin as to transmit light; "a hat with a diaphanous veil"; "filmy wings of a moth"; "gauzy clouds of dandelion down"; "gossamer cobwebs"; "sheer silk stockings"; "transparent chiffon"; "vaporous silks" [syn: diaphanous, filmy, gossamer, see-through, sheer, transparent, vaporous, cobwebby] [also: gauziest, gauzier]

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  1. having the qualities of gauze; light, thin, transparent, hazy
  2. figuratively light, giving the effect of haze


  • 2003: Although the books are scored in different keys—Clinton’s generally attempts to be gauzy and warm, Blumenthal’s is edgy and cold—their underlying refrain is the same. — The New Yorker, 14 July 2003

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