waviness

Waviness is a quality of being curly, or of curving back and forth, like the waviness of your sister's hair or the waviness of the lines in an abstract painting.

Waviness is all about waves, which can be moving in an undulating way or just have that wavy shape. So you can use the word for hair with a little curl — whether it's the waviness of your new hair style or your poodle's swirly fur — but also for the moving surface of ocean water. You might sit in a sailboat and admire the waviness of the sail that's blowing in the wind and the waviness of the water below.

Definitions of waviness
  1. noun
    (of hair) a tendency to curl
    synonyms: curliness
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    Antonyms:
    straightness
    (of hair) lack of a tendency to curl
    type of:
    curvature, curve
    the property possessed by the curving of a line or surface
  2. noun
    unevenness produced by waves or wrinkles
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    type of:
    unevenness, variability
    the quality of being uneven and lacking uniformity
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