\ 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

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Other Words from misty

mistily \ ˈmi-​stə-​lē How to pronounce mistily (audio) \ adverb
mistiness \ ˈmi-​stē-​nəs How to pronounce mistiness (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 The weather in the area was cloudy and misty at the time of the crash. USA TODAY, "Pumpkin boat, foie gras ban, library raccoons: News from around our 50 states," 31 Oct. 2019 Few soups get people as misty-eyed as French onion. oregonlive, "Make a rich and intense French onion soup faster," 17 Oct. 2019 Somehow, even the misty-eyed writers of Hallmark cards seem to have missed the beautiful and romantic literary potential of two married adults having extramarital affairs and jonesing to ditch their spouses and kids in order to be together. Ask Amy, al, "Ask Amy: They are convinced their love is one in a billion -- but they aren’t sure if they can be together," 29 May 2019 Its subject, a young woman in a white gown, hair pulled neatly back, poses in front of a misty swamp at dusk. Murray Whyte, BostonGlobe.com, "On the walls at Harvard museums, calling out art’s racist, sexist history," 31 Aug. 2019 One of the great pleasures of watching An Officer and a Spy is its masterful technical work, which sweeps the viewer into a packed music hall, a colorful café, down misty cobblestone streets or into the white marble of the Louvre sculpture garden. Deborah Young, The Hollywood Reporter, "'An Officer and a Spy': Film Review | Venice 2019," 30 Aug. 2019 The 28-year-old Nigerian singer-songwriter, born Damini Ogulu, plays a misty, soulful Afrobeat sound — a genre that grew from the country’s own ’70s spin on American funk and rock, and now pulls from hip-hop and Jamaican club styles as well. Los Angeles Times, "Review: Burna Boy celebrates L.A.'s African diaspora at star-making Wiltern show," 30 Aug. 2019 Not long after Simard bagged saplings in the misty Pacific Northwest, Kiers decamped from Bowdoin College in frigid Maine to the warm and humid Barro Colorado Island in Panama. Quanta Magazine, "Soil’s Microbial Market Shows the Ruthless Side of Forests," 27 Aug. 2019 This galaxy can be seen by the naked eye as a misty patch of light. Arnold Pearlstein, sun-sentinel.com, "The Stars This Week: Aug. 25 - 31," 25 Aug. 2019

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First Known Use of misty

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

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

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English Language Learners Definition of misty

: full of mist
: not clearly seen or remembered


\ 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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