\ 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 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 Turns out, my dad’s misty-eyed admiration for Pip is not misplaced. Los Angeles Times, "‘Christmas City’ is a real place. And yes, it’s kind of like living in a Hallmark movie," 22 Dec. 2020 Out comes this incredibly misty piece of beautiful heirloom furniture. Kate Mcgregor, ELLE Decor, "Orior’s New Furniture Collection Is a Lesson in Irish Craftsmanship," 7 Dec. 2020 Haunting Fashion in the Scottish Highlands Set against the misty, windswept beauty of Inverness, an enchanting tale of bold colors, tailoring and whimsical evening wear. New York Times, "Haunting Fashion in the Scottish Highlands," 12 Nov. 2020 Born in Seattle, Mr. Larsen was shaped by the Pacific Northwest’s moody, misty landscape and Asian cultural influences. New York Times, "Jack Lenor Larsen, Innovative Textile Designer, Dies at 93," 23 Dec. 2020 Pair a gorilla trek in the misty hills of Rwanda with a classic big safari in the emerald foothills. Teresa Sullivan, Travel + Leisure, "How to Plan a Safari in the Time of COVID-19, According to an Expert," 20 Dec. 2020 Our minds wander and weave through misty ideas and impressions, never fully landing on anything of clarity. Tarot Astrologers, chicagotribune.com, "Daily horoscope for December 13, 2020," 13 Dec. 2020 Most years, the company holiday party is a chance to do everything from witness your boss getting a little too drunk and making a heartfelt, misty-eyed speech to maybe catch a glimpse of your coworkers’ significant others. Whizy Kim, refinery29.com, "Goodbye To Office Holiday Parties — We’ll Miss You (Sort Of)," 4 Dec. 2020 The 15-track record is straight-up Garth Brooks — upbeat Americana and occasional misty-eyed detours — with a pair of unconventional Caribbean and New Orleans twists in the mix. Brian Mccollum, Detroit Free Press, "Garth Brooks offers 'Fun' to cap tough year, after Detroit became unplanned last tour stop," 21 Nov. 2020

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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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15 Jan 2021

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“Misty.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/misty. Accessed 23 Jan. 2021.

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How to pronounce misty (audio)

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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