Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Resembling gauze, as in thinness or translucency: synonym: airy.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Like gauze; thin as gauze.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Pertaining to, or resembling, gauze; thin and slight as gauze.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective having the qualities of gauze; light, thin, transparent, hazy
  • adjective figuratively light, giving the effect of haze

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adjective so thin as to transmit light

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Examples

  • Little Kitty Bonner, fairylike in gauzy lawn, with pinkest of cheeks and bluest of dancing eyes, arms outstretched and lips puckered in invitation, was striving to kiss the boy.

    THE STORY OF JEES UCK

  • He is swathed in gauzy film, and from a distance, he casts a very effective evil chill upon the block.

    Carine Fabius: What Can the Power of Art Accomplish?

  • 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.

    On the sidewalks of New York with Lance Mannion, strolling pervert

  • Dressed in gauzy white tunics, they move with a girlish sweetness that identifies them as the nymphs from Nijinsky's L'Après-Midi d'un Faune.

    Russell Maliphant Company

  • 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.

    In my New York City, the cops wink at you and mean it.

  • Drinks served by flirtatious cocktail waitresses in gauzy blouses unbuttoned to the middles of their chests and skirts slit up to the hip so that they can reach the holsters attached to their garters and draw cigars, lighters, and clippers on command.

    A master of the universe plots his own downfall

  • 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.

    Review: 'Songs of the Dragons Flying to Heaven' at Studio Theatre

  • Many of the ancient buildings were draped in gauzy white sheets with a slight outline of the building behind painted in blue or gold.

    The Two Continents Of Istanbul

  • 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.

    Lance Mannion:

  • Drinks served by flirtatious cocktail waitresses in gauzy blouses unbuttoned to the middles of their chests and skirts slit up to the hip so that they can reach the holsters attached to their garters and draw cigars, lighters, and clippers on command.

    Lance Mannion:

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