\ ˈmär-shē How to pronounce marshy (audio) \
marshier; marshiest

Definition of marshy

1 : resembling or constituting a marsh marshy ground
2 : relating to or occurring in marshes marshy vegetation

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Other Words from marshy

marshiness noun

Examples of marshy in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The pair then swam across a marshy area and were found sitting on the porch of a camp, Carboni said. NBC News, "Cristobal to merge with new storm system after lashing South," 9 June 2020 Located in a hotspot of ecological diversity, a tidal estuary where the freshwater of the Hudson River mingles with the Atlantic Ocean, New York City was once marshy and laced with creeks and ponds. Willa Glickman, The New York Review of Books, "New York’s Rising Tides: Climate Inequality and Sandy’s Legacy," 19 Mar. 2020 The luxuriant valley of the Shire River is marshy and abounding in lagoons, in which grow great quantities of the lotus plant. Scientific American, "Elephants Appear as Far as the Eye Can See," 20 Apr. 2020 Another area the teams planned to tackle is a roughly two-dozen-acre marshy field with dense vegetation that lay in the path of the storm, Sheriff Farris said. Arian Campo-flores, WSJ, "Rescue Teams Comb Rubble Day After Tennessee Tornadoes," 4 Mar. 2020 Six-and seven-person teams also fanned out across a 25-acre marshy Cookeville field in rubber boots and waders in the hopes of covering as much ground as possible under sunny skies before rain rolls in on Thursday. Doug Stanglin, USA TODAY, "Grief, grit and hope emerge in Nashville and Middle Tennessee in wake of deadly tornado," 5 Mar. 2020 Up until now, researchers have presumed that sacred ibises, who enjoy marshy wetlands, could have disappeared as Egypt’s climate became drier over time, says Wasef. Antoaneta Roussi, National Geographic, "Ancient Egyptians mummified millions of birds. Where did they get them?," 13 Nov. 2019 Twenty-one people remain unaccounted for, Putnam Sheriff Eddie Farris said, and about 40% of the rubble still needs to be searched, including a 25-acre field with marshy vegetation reaching 7 feet high. Teresa M. Walker, Anchorage Daily News, "Cellphone alerts helped Tennessee couple get into basement before tornado destroyed their home," 4 Mar. 2020 Not so sure about committing to this secluded, marshy island? Isabel Garcia, House Beautiful, "A Private Island in New Jersey Is on the Market for Just $200,000," 28 Feb. 2020

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First Known Use of marshy

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Marshy.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 12 Jul. 2020.

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\ ˈmär-shē How to pronounce marshy (audio) \
marshier; marshiest

Kids Definition of marshy

: like or containing soft wet land

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