\ ˈmi-stē How to pronounce misty (audio) \
mistier; mistiest

Definition of misty

1a : obscured by mist
b : consisting of or marked by mist
2a : indistinct a misty recollection of the event
b : vague, confused avoided the large, vague, misty issues— Reuben Abel
3 : tearful

Other Words from misty

mistily \ ˈmi-​stə-​lē How to pronounce misty (audio) \ adverb
mistiness \ ˈmi-​stē-​nəs How to pronounce misty (audio) \ 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 Although most of the rain was out of here by sunrise, the morning remained misty and cool. Washington Post, 6 Apr. 2022 Waves become a metronome, whimsical whims of misty fog accompanied by sultry yet thunderous booms of sound. Alex Wagner, SPIN, 6 Apr. 2022 On a clear day, the views seem to go on forever from Alila Ventana Big Sur; other times, misty clouds surround the 59-room resort’s 160-acre ridgetop location overlooking the Pacific Ocean. Kathy A. Mcdonald, Variety, 25 Mar. 2022 The boisterous Sun is touring your 6th House of Work and Wellness and forming a conjunction with misty Neptune at the same degree. Tarot Astrologers, chicagotribune.com, 13 Mar. 2022 The morning view that shone into our rooms brought mesmeric views of the Pacific Ocean framed by misty skies to us while still in bed. Justin Ray, Los Angeles Times, 3 Mar. 2022 Mexico's state of Chiapas is a natural wonder all on its own, with misty, cool mountains and thick, steamy jungles. Meagan Drillinger, Travel + Leisure, 21 Feb. 2022 The lone call of the magic horn that sounds at its outset trails off into a misty landscape, a trickling brook, a waking dawn and the blunt-force thwack of a cold-water tutti. Washington Post, 19 Feb. 2022 The whisky was incidental, a variety of single malts—Talisker, Laphroaig, Glenlivet, Macallan—in sipping jiggers at the side of the tub after long days hiking in sequences of sunshine and cold misty rain. John Mcphee, The New Yorker, 31 Jan. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of misty

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

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“Misty.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/misty. Accessed 16 May. 2022.

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More Definitions for misty


\ ˈmi-stē How to pronounce misty (audio) \
mistier; mistiest

Kids Definition of misty

1 : full of very tiny drops of water a misty valley
2 : clouded by tears I looked at the photo through misty eyes.
3 : vague sense 3, indistinct a misty memory

Other Words from misty

mistily \ -​stə-​lē \ adverb

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