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Word: wispy

Definition: thin; slight; barely discernible


Sentences Containing 'wispy'

Males in the breeding season have elongated head feathers which form a wispy crest that is fluffed and more prominent when the bird gets excited; the crest is shorter in winter and the black areas have paler feather edges, which get worn away as well as the black becoming more glossy in the breeding season.
While considering Jackson's voice to be wispy, Cromelin observed Jackson's charisma and vocal inflections to convincingly deliver the underlying theme of "serviceable personas" on the album; ranging from "haughty stripper to a wide-eyed kid who loves long walks on the beach."

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