\ 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 Joe Iozzi said the helicopter crashed in a marshy area near the Leesburg airport. David Harris,, 25 May 2021 But a state plan to restore them is provoking responses as complex as the marshy ecosystems themselves. Xander Peters, The Christian Science Monitor, 17 May 2021 In the marshy low land area, transportation isn’t easy. Cecilia Rodriguez, Forbes, 6 May 2021 Two centuries later, the ever-expanding commerce and military forces of Venice reclaimed marshy and unproductive land 40 miles to its west. NBC News, 29 Apr. 2021 Fed by the confluence of the Delaware and Schuylkill Rivers, the network of marshy lagoons gives the park its nickname. Adam Erace, Fortune, 25 Apr. 2021 The marshy coastlines of the Carolinas and Georgia are dotted with pretty, peaceful beach communities (see: Edisto), and North Carolina's Bald Head Island is one of the dreamiest. Anne Olivia Bauso, Travel + Leisure, 25 Apr. 2021 In the opening shot, the vehicle chugs down a marshy road walled in by reeds. Robin Kaiser-schatzlein, The New Yorker, 24 Apr. 2021 This land building explains why the river’s delta pokes into the Gulf of Mexico, a swampy snout teeming with wildlife, marshy grasslands, and watery bayous darkened by ancient cypress trees. Warren Cornwall, Science | AAAS, 22 Apr. 2021

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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 19 Jun. 2021.

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

Kids Definition of marshy

: like or containing soft wet land As soon as he got out of the gorge and on to the marshy land behind it, he broke into a stumbling run …— Cressida Cowell, How to Train Your Dragon

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