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Resembling gauze; thin and translucent.‘a gauzy dress’
translucent, transparent, sheer, see-through, gauzelike, fine, ultra-fine, delicate, flimsy, filmy, gossamer, gossamer-like, diaphanous, chiffony, wispy, thin, light, airy, insubstantialfloatyView synonyms
- ‘She has been standing - in sparkly high heels - behind her counter since 1987: a light-reflecting marvel in a gauzy dress, faux jewels and a mauve picture hat.’
- ‘But there was no chance in hell I could get my hands on that baby, so I settled for the blue gauzy dress that lay on my bed.’
- ‘A tense energy hovers about these forms that float just above or just beneath gauzy clouds of paint.’
- ‘Suspended within multiple layers of the building structure, the effect of this gauzy translucence is to elevate space into an experience of lightness and weightlessness.’
- ‘Another repetitive melodic pattern, this time on acoustic guitar, gradually transforms into a primordial soup of computer bleeps, clicks, and eventually, thin tendrils of gauzy drone.’
- ‘I have a secret affection for the older hippie stores where incense strokes your throat as you walk in to check out the miniature Buddhas, candle holders and gauzy dresses.’
- ‘And the lady friends who are invited to the picnic are arrayed in the lightest of attire - gauzy looking white or coloured dresses that seem as though a puff of wind would float them away and leave their owners lamenting.’
- ‘A delicate wing, gauzy and transparent, spread in her hands, spanning her fingers, its lacy intricacy provoking a thoughtful quietness, a sad wistfulness.’
- ‘The gauzy curtains might represent flimsy barriers that will be easy for you to push through to get what you need.’
- ‘Fragile evening wear and gauzy dresses hugged every curve.’
- ‘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.’
- ‘In keeping with the nostalgic tone of the movie, he presents things in a gauzy brown-and-white with a thin sheen of color.’
- ‘It was high off the floor, curtained by a thin gauzy material and shrouded in dark despite the sunlight filtering through the window.’
- ‘Together these gauzy translucent curtains approximate the colors of the sunset and reinforce the house's nautical theme.’
- ‘She was wearing a broad brimmed hat, dressed in a gauzy summer dress.’
- ‘Opaque during the day, the perforated screens have a seductive, gauzy translucence after dark, as light diffuses through the fine mesh.’
- ‘Look for gauzy dresses, which can be slid on top of one another, or teamed with trousers, skirts or lightweight knits.’
- ‘You're going to be wearing a long white dress, kind of gauzy looking, with a satin pink shawl around your shoulders.’
- ‘One of the picks I sampled was a red gauzy dress, with a modest neckline and a diagonal hem at my knees.’
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