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dewy

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adjective \ˈdü-ē also ˈdyü-\

Simple Definition of dewy

  • : wet with dew or with something like dew

Full Definition of dewy

dew·i·erdew·i·est

  1. 1 :  moist with, affected by, or suggestive of dew <dewy grass>

  2. 2 :  innocent, unsophisticated <from a dewy bride to an ill-mannered, murderous courtesan — Melvin Gussow>

dew·i·ly play \ˈdü-ə-lē, ˈdyü-\ adverb
dew·i·ness play \ˈdü-ē-nəs, ˈdyü-\ noun

Examples of dewy

  1. <another version of the story of the dewy small-town girl hoping to make it big on Broadway>



Before 12th Century

First Known Use of dewy

before 12th century


DEWY Defined for Kids

dewy

play
adjective \ˈdü-ē, ˈdyü-\

Definition of dewy

dew·i·erdew·i·est

  1. :  moist with or as if with dew <dewy grass> <dewy eyes>





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