Definition of wavy in English:


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adjectiveadjective wavier, adjective waviest

  • 1Having a form or edge that smoothly curves in and out.

    ‘she had long, wavy hair’
    • ‘the leaf has a wavy edge’
    • ‘visual distortion that makes straight lines appear wavy’
    • ‘Her wavy brown hair was messy, tangled, and pulled into a sloppy ponytail at the nape of her neck.’
    • ‘Her wavy brown hair was unkempt as always, and her attire consistently disheveled.’
    • ‘It made me sick as he ran a hand through her long wavy locks, pressing his lips against hers.’
    • ‘Her hair, which had been taken out of its braids, lay in wavy locks on her shoulders.’
    • ‘The reflection of himself was somewhat distorted by the inevitable wavy bumps of the even surface.’
    • ‘Even seabirds that dive into the jungle of wavy fronds must now look for food elsewhere.’
    • ‘The shell has wavy walls, smooth to the touch and in multiple colours like broken glass.’
    • ‘No matter how neatly he combed it, the wavy strands kept sticking out in all directions.’
    • ‘There were wall hangings on all four walls, with wavy blue and green patterns racing their way down to the floor.’
    • ‘The floor has to be corrugated, wavy like a barn roof to make it strong since the floor is not bolted to a frame.’
    • ‘Juveniles are pale with wavy dark bands and sometimes peppered with small dark spots.’
    • ‘The spot may be rounded or have a wavy shape and not really enclosing any area.’
    • ‘The walls were no longer plain stone, but now had several wavy carvings along the middle.’
    • ‘The reflection pattern is parallel and slightly wavy in the lower part, and becomes increasingly varied in the upper part.’
    • ‘He tilted his head lightly to the side, his wavy blonde locks falling sideways from his eyes.’
    • ‘Suppose one wants intimate contact between an elastic solid and a wavy surface.’
    • ‘At the top of them, two wavy pink ribbons hung down to the sides of her eyes.’
    • ‘I kind of hoped that, as the box grew and plumped out, the line would appear to be less wavy.’
    • ‘If the patient is shown graph paper the squares may look distorted and the lines wavy.’
    • ‘Also strange, wavy lines called shadow bands can be seen on the Earth's surface.’
    curling, curly, curvy, curving, curved, undulating, meandering, winding, squiggly, rippled, crinkly, kinked, zigzag
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    1. 1.1Heraldry usually postpositive Divided or edged with a line formed of alternating shallow curves.



/ˈwāvē/ /ˈweɪvi/