mistier; mistiest
1
a
: obscured by mist
b
: consisting of or marked by mist
2
a
: indistinct
a misty recollection of the event
b
: vague, confused
avoided the large, vague, misty issuesReuben Abel
3
mistily adverb
mistiness noun

Examples of misty in a Sentence

enjoyed the misty view of the thunderous falls from the deck of the sightseeing boat I've a misty understanding of the issue but not so much that I could vote intelligently.
Recent Examples on the Web After Gerry walked down the aisle and took his place at the altar to await his bride to be, ABC cut to commercial — and the Golden Bachelor stood patiently in silence, occasionally drying his already misty eyes with a handkerchief. Kristen Baldwin, EW.com, 5 Jan. 2024 From the verdant Willamette Valley with its misty mornings and spectacular Pinots, to Walla Walla Washington’s gently rolling hills and stunning Syrahs, to the Valle de Guadalupe’s dramatic landscape and ingenious blends. Hugh Garvey, Sunset Magazine, 26 Dec. 2023 Her third album expands into spiky garage rock, lavish psych-folk, and misty dance-pop, turning toward romantic love as its primary subject. Pitchfork, 14 Dec. 2023 Due to its altitude, Monteverde is chilly and misty on most nights, so pack warmer clothing for the evening. Kristin Braswell, Travel + Leisure, 8 Nov. 2023 Phoenix plays the titular French emperor, with Kirby as his wife, Josephine, in Ridley Scott’s action epic — the trailer boasts cannon fire, charging white steeds, swords, smoke and open revolution in the streets — as filtered through the misty lens of a love story. Michael O'Sullivan, Washington Post, 15 Nov. 2023 But unlike the gray of a rainy day, the gray of the Archipelago settles in with a misty quality that feels almost planned, planted romantically to grace your route. Madeline Weinfield, Travel + Leisure, 11 Oct. 2023 For a long time, the miracle was explained in terms of misty essences like genius or nationhood, though lately art history seems to have grown more modest in its claims. Jackson Arn, The New Yorker, 7 Aug. 2023 Cocktail hour took place under a canopy on the terrace, which shielded everyone from the misty rain. Rachel Besser, Vogue, 16 Nov. 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

before the 12th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

Time Traveler
The first known use of misty was before the 12th century

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Cite this Entry

“Misty.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/misty. Accessed 2 Mar. 2024.

Kids Definition

misty

adjective
mistier; mistiest
1
: full of mist
a misty valley
2
: vague sense 3, indistinct
a misty memory
mistily adverb
mistiness noun

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