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

Definitions of wavy word

  • adjective wavy curving alternately in opposite directions; undulating: a wavy course; wavy hair. 1
  • adjective wavy abounding in or characterized by waves: the wavy sea. 1
  • adjective wavy resembling or suggesting waves: a cotton material with a wavy pattern. 1
  • adjective wavy vibrating or tremulous; unsteady; wavering. 1
  • abbreviation WAVY wavey. 1
  • noun wavy (of a line or surface) having or consisting of a series of undulating and wavelike curves. 1

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Origin of wavy

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 Wavy


wavy 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.
Most Europeans know this English word. The frequency of it’s usage is somewhere between "mom" and "screwdriver".

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Synonyms for wavy

adverb wavy

  • crinkly — A crinkly object has many small creases or folds in it or in its surface.

adjective wavy

  • curly — Curly hair is full of curls.
  • crimped — folded into ridges
  • curvy — If someone describes a woman as curvy, they think she is attractive because of the curves of her body.
  • undulating — to move with a sinuous or wavelike motion; display a smooth rising-and-falling or side-to-side alternation of movement: The flag undulates in the breeze.
  • coiled — Coiled means in the form of a series of loops.

Antonyms for wavy

adjective wavy

  • straight — without a bend, angle, or curve; not curved; direct: a straight path.

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