\ ˈhā-zē How to pronounce hazy (audio) \
hazier; haziest

Definition of hazy

1 : made dim or cloudy by or as if by fine dust, smoke, or light vapor in the air : obscured by or as if by haze (see haze entry 1 sense 1a) hazy weather a hazy view of the mountains
2 : vague, indefinite has only a hazy recollection also : uncertain I'm hazy on that point

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Other Words from hazy

hazily \ ˈhā-​zə-​lē How to pronounce hazily (audio) \ adverb
haziness \ ˈhā-​zē-​nəs How to pronounce haziness (audio) \ noun

Examples of hazy in a Sentence

We had only a hazy view of the mountain. He gave us a hazy account of how he had spent the last two weeks. She has only hazy memories of the accident.
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Recent Examples on the Web Other than potentially hazy skies, Greater Cincinnati could see some thunderstorms this week due to a cold front. Sarah Brookbank, The Enquirer, "Cincinnati weather: Saharan Desert dust, thunderstorms coming this week," 23 June 2020 Unfortunately, thanks to a brief dalliance with her mother’s stash of pills back in high school, Astrid’s details on her threesome with Payton and River are a bit hazy. EW.com, "The Politician season 2 binge recap," 19 June 2020 Such changes also gave rise to lauded Impressionist artworks — from Caillebotte’s kinetic street scenes to Monet’s hazy train paintings. Washington Post, "These artists make online disinformation into art. Or is it the other way around?," 18 June 2020 Smoke billowed from the ground floor, and people were roaming the hazy second floor, tossing through the windows anything not bolted down: documents, folders, phones. Luke Mogelson, The New Yorker, "The Heart of the Uprising in Minneapolis," 15 June 2020 The private memorial service for George Floyd had ended and Martin Rogers stepped out into the hazy afternoon light. Martin Kuz, The Christian Science Monitor, "Will Minneapolis become the Selma of the North?," 11 June 2020 As part of the collaboration, the brewery released a hazy IPA with flaked oats and mosaic, Simcoe and Citra hops. Shauna Stuart | Sstuart@al.com, al, "Ghost Train to release stout as part of “Black is Beautiful” brewing collaboration," 6 June 2020 The next few days were a bit hazy and mildly chaotic. Gabe Lacques, USA TODAY, "Why do I love sports? Because in 1985, Villanova's perfect game toppled the Georgetown dynasty," 4 June 2020 As the rocket climbs into the hazy Florida sky, cheers erupt from behind the reporters’ masks. Daniel Oberhaus, Wired, "SpaceX Launched Two Astronauts—Changing Spaceflight Forever," 30 May 2020

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First Known Use of hazy

1582, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for hazy

origin unknown

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27 Jun 2020

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“Hazy.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hazy. Accessed 2 Jul. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of hazy

: partly hidden, darkened, or clouded by dust, smoke, or mist : hidden by haze also : having or filled with haze
: not clear in thought or meaning
: not certain
\ ˈhā-zē How to pronounce hazy (audio) \
hazier; haziest

Kids Definition of hazy

1 : partly hidden or darkened by dust, smoke, or fine particles of water in the air They only saw the hazy strip of land …— Lois Lowry, Number the Stars
2 : not clear in thought or meaning : vague a hazy memory

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