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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [wey-vee]
    • /ˈweɪ vi/
    • /ˈweɪvɪnəs /
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [wey-vee]
    • /ˈweɪ vi/

Definitions of waviness word

  • adjective waviness curving alternately in opposite directions; undulating: a wavy course; wavy hair. 1
  • adjective waviness abounding in or characterized by waves: the wavy sea. 1
  • adjective waviness resembling or suggesting waves: a cotton material with a wavy pattern. 1
  • adjective waviness vibrating or tremulous; unsteady; wavering. 1
  • noun waviness The quality of being wavy; the extent to which something is wavy. 1
  • noun waviness (of hair) A tendency to form waves or curls. 0

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Origin of waviness

First appearance:

before 1555
One of the 31% oldest English words
First recorded in 1555-65; wave + -y1

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Parts of speech for Waviness


waviness popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 88% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
According to our data most of word are more popular. This word is almost not used. It has a much more popular synonym.

waviness usage trend in Literature

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Synonyms for waviness

noun waviness

  • curliness — The state of being curly.
  • crinkliness — The state or quality of being crinkly.
  • unevenness — not level or flat; rough; rugged: The wheels bumped and jolted over the uneven surface.
  • undulation — an act of undulating; a wavelike motion.
  • corrugation — a corrugating or being corrugated

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