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When everything is moving and shifting, the only way to counteract chaos is stillness. When things feel extraordinary, strive for ordinary. When the surface is wavy, dive deeper for quieter waters.
Kristin Armstrong

Meaning of "wavy" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF WAVY

wavy  [ˈweɪvɪ] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF WAVY

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Wavy is an adjective.
The adjective is the word that accompanies the noun to determine or qualify it.

WHAT DOES WAVY MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Definition of wavy in the English dictionary

The first definition of wavy in the dictionary is abounding in or full of waves. Other definition of wavy is moving or proceeding in waves or undulations. Wavy is also set in or having waves and curls.


WORDS THAT RHYME WITH WAVY


agave
əˈɡeɪvɪ
cavie
ˈkeɪvɪ
cavy
ˈkeɪvɪ
clavie
ˈkleɪvɪ
Davy
ˈdeɪvɪ
gravy
ˈɡreɪvɪ
mavie
ˈmeɪvɪ
navy
ˈneɪvɪ
shavie
ˈʃeɪvɪ
slavey
ˈsleɪvɪ
wavey
ˈweɪvɪ

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE WAVY

wavelike
Wavell
wavellite
wavemeter
waveoff
waver
waverer
wavering
waveringly
waveringness
wavery
WAVES
waveson
wavey
wavicle
wavier
waviest
wavily
waviness
wavy-haired

WORDS THAT END LIKE WAVY

Department of the Navy
Donleavy
French navy
heavy
merchant navy
onion gravy
peavy
Royal Navy
superheavy
tail-heavy
the navy
top-heavy
ultraheavy

Synonyms and antonyms of wavy in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «WAVY»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «wavy» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of wavy

Translation of «wavy» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF WAVY

Find out the translation of wavy to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of wavy from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «wavy» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

波状的
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

ondulado
570 millions of speakers

English

wavy
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

लहराती
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

مُتَمَوِّج
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

волнистый
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

ondulado
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

তরঙ্গায়িত
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

ondulé
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Bergelombang
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

wellig
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

波状の
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

굽이치는
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Wavy
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

gợn sóng
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

அலை அலையான
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

नागमोडी
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

dalgalı
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

ondulato
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

falisty
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

хвилястий
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

ondulat
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

κυματιστός
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

golwende
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

vågig
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

bølgete
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of wavy

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «WAVY»

The term «wavy» is very widely used and occupies the 20.382 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «WAVY» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about wavy

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4 QUOTES WITH «WAVY»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word wavy.
1
Kristin Armstrong
When everything is moving and shifting, the only way to counteract chaos is stillness. When things feel extraordinary, strive for ordinary. When the surface is wavy, dive deeper for quieter waters.
2
Curly Howard
I had beautiful wavy hair and a waxed mustache.
3
Rob Manuel
'Waveform' puts you in charge of the wavy pathway of a ship in space. Hit the good stuff and avoid the bad things. While it sounds simple, this title will keep you on your toes as you try to navigate the dark inky space. By hitting the items you want or following the correct path, you build up your combo as well as your speed.
4
Alvin Martin
I wish I could get all the discourteous drivers on a ship and sail them away and make sure it's a really horrible, wavy journey and when they get to where they're going, keep them there.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «WAVY»

Discover the use of wavy in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to wavy and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
Wavy, Curly, Kinky: The African American Child's Hair Care Guide
In Wavy, Curly, Kinky, renowned stylist Deborah Lilly shows parents the best ways to style and maintain African American boys' and girls' hair from infancy to the preteen years.
Deborah R. Lilly, 2005
2
The Mole Sisters and the Wavy Wheat
After starting out in a new direction, the Mole Sisters find themselves in the middle of a field of wavy wheat.
Roslyn Schwartz, 2012
3
Cells, Tissues, and Disease : Principles of General ...
Because the heart beats, the paralyzed myocardial fibers become stretched and wavy. Stretched and wavy fibers (“wavy fibers” for short) therefore become a sign of infarction before necrosis sets in (13). The traditional way to diagnose a ...
Department of Pathology University of Massachusetts Medical School (Emeritus) Guido Majno Professor, Department of Pathology University of Massachusetts Medical School (Emerita) Isabelle Joris Associate Professor, 2004
4
Wavy Magnetohydrodynamic Turbulence
turbulence in the presence of any number of dynamical scalar fields — what we have called 'wavy MHD'. All of the features of n-scalar wavy MHD are present in the 2-scalar case, so without loss of generality we admit a single scalar field χ(x,t)  ...
Shane Richard Keating, 2008
5
Wavy Navy: By Some who Served
A collection of stories, reminiscences and poems written by men who served in the Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve during the Second World War.
James Lennox Kerr, David James, 1950
6
Sketching Your Favorite Subjects in Pen & Ink
Wavy lines are drawn side by side in such a manner as to form a rippling pattern. Wavy lines are useful for depicting the repetitive patterns found in marble, woodgrain, water rings, feather barbs and the veins of some leaves. When depicting ...
Claudia Nice, 2002
7
Holocene Settlement of the Egyptian Sahara: Volume 2: The ...
over 300 sites in northern Africa with Wavy Line pottery and associated radiocarbon dates, made it possible to discern two probable areas of "invention" of Wavy Line at around 9300 bp, one in the central Sahara and one in the eastern ...
‎2002
8
The British herald, or Cabinet of armorial bearings of the ...
Drummond, [Blair, Scotland] or, three bars wavy gu. each charged with an escallop of the field. — Crest, a nest of young ravens ppr. Motto, Deus providebit. Drummond, [Borlands, Scotland] The same as of Con- craig. Drvmmond, [Cargill  ...
Thomas Robson (engraver.), 1830
9
Placement and Compaction of Asphalt Mixtures: A Symposium
The check marks indicate equipment related causes while the X marks indicate mix related causes. Surface Waves A wavy asphalt concrete surface can be of two types: short waves, or ripples, and long waves. Short waves are generally 0.30 ...
F. T. Wagner, 1984
10
The British Herald; Or, Cabinet of Armorial Bearings of the ...
Drummond, [Blair, Scotland] or, three bars wavy gu. each charged with an escallop of the field. — Crest, a nest of young ravens ppr. Motto, Deus providebit. Drummond, [Borlands, Scotland] The same as of Con- craig. Drummond, [Cargill  ...
Thomas Robson, 1830

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «WAVY»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term wavy is used in the context of the following news items.
1
Hampton police release video of alleged brutality
HAMPTON, Va. (WAVY) — In Hampton, a man and his attorney claim police hurt him during a confrontation. They say the whole thing was caught on camera, ... «WAVY-TV, Jul 15»
2
Woman claims Virginia Beach officer assaulted her
VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (WAVY) – A Virginia Beach officer is facing a $100,000 lawsuit claiming she used excessive force during an arrest. The lawsuit filed ... «WAVY-TV, Jun 15»
3
Chesapeake church sign links equal rights to Satan
CHESAPEAKE, Va. (WAVY) — A church sign is causing controversy in Chesapeake, and from what we've found, it has people fired up and scratching their ... «WAVY-TV, Jun 15»
4
Va. Beach traffic stop ends with crash and foot chase
VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (WAVY) — Virginia Beach police say three men fled from a traffic stop late Tuesday night, but were eventually taken into custody. «WAVY-TV, Jun 15»
5
Alert officers find abducted Portsmouth girl
PORTSMOUTH, Va. (WAVY) — A 6-year-old girl is home safe with her family, and Portsmouth police say that's because of the quick-thinking of two of their ... «WAVY-TV, May 15»
6
Mom allegedly leaves son alone for holiday weekend
SUFFOLK, Va. (WAVY) – An 8-year-old boy was allegedly left home alone for the Memorial Day weekend while his mother traveled out of state. Kionna Moret ... «WAVY-TV, May 15»
7
Accused Instagram bank robber rapped on Norfolk fire truck
NORFOLK, Va. (WAVY) — 10 On Your Side has learned the bank robbery suspect who posted an Instagram video of his caper, previously posed on top of a ... «WAVY-TV, May 15»
8
Bank robbery suspect Instagrams crime video, robbery note
VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (WAVY) — A man accused of robbing the TowneBank on Constitution Drive Monday afternoon posted videos of the robbery on social ... «WAVY-TV, May 15»
9
Newport News police respond to triple shooting
(WAVY) — Police say three people were shot in Newport News Monday evening. Dispatchers got a 911 call just before 9 p.m. reporting about 30 shots fired in ... «WAVY-TV, May 15»
10
Police investigate homicide at Virginia Beach Oceanfront
VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (WAVY) — Virginia Beach police are investigating an early morning homicide at the Oceanfront. Master Police Officer Kathrin Lobaugh ... «WAVY-TV, Apr 15»

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