\ 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 Wochit Post Malone's concert at Bankers Life Fieldhouse looked the way many of his hits sound: hazy and hidden, shrouded in theatrical smoke and fog. David Lindquist, Indianapolis Star, "Post Malone emerges from haze to deliver winning performance in Indianapolis," 10 Feb. 2020 The IPAs, both the hazy and the bright? Unassailable. oregonlive, "2019 Portland Brewery of the Year: Ruse Brewing is this beer city’s rising star," 18 Dec. 2019 On each visit, Holland said, Little’s memory seems a bit hazier and the pressure mounts to find clues, to match names to the faces on the wall. Los Angeles Times, "A Texas Ranger got a prolific serial killer to talk. This is how," 26 Sep. 2019 The economic landscape looks too hazy and vulnerable to unexpected events, like oil price spikes resulting from the weekend attack on Saudi Arabia’s oil production facilities. BostonGlobe.com, "WASHINGTON — For a second straight time, the Federal Reserve is set to cut interest rates this week to try to protect the economy from the consequences of a global slowdown and President Trump’s trade war with China.," 17 Sep. 2019 Secretary of State Mike Pompeo kept some things hazy during a press conference detailing the Trump administration's decision-making regarding Iran. TheWeek, "Pompeo vaguely explains 'multiple pieces of information' prompted strike on Soleimani," 7 Jan. 2020 The smoke has also blown across the Tasman Sea into New Zealand, where skies are hazy and glaciers have turned a deep caramel brown. Washington Post, "‘Millions of sparks’: Weather raises Australia’s fire danger," 3 Jan. 2020 The smoke has also blown across the Tasman Sea into New Zealand, where skies are hazy and glaciers have turned a deep caramel brown. Author: Shonal Ganguly, Steve Mcmorran, Anchorage Daily News, "Thousands of Australians evacuate by road and sea as wildfire forecast intensifies," 3 Jan. 2020 With a host of options, including an electrochromatic glass roof that can make the view crystal clear, hazy or opaque, the price can top $250,000. Peter Valdes-dapena, CNN, "The McLaren GT: A $210,000 supercar for everyday driving," 20 Dec. 2019

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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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20 Feb 2020

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“Hazy.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hazy. Accessed 21 Feb. 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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