misty

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adjective \ ˈmis-tē \

Definition of misty

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 issues
  • —Reuben Abel
3 :tearful

mistily

play \-tə-lē\ adverb

mistiness

play \-tē-nəs\ noun

Examples of misty in a Sentence

  1. enjoyed the misty view of the thunderous falls from the deck of the sightseeing boat

  2. I've a misty understanding of the issue but not so much that I could vote intelligently.

Recent Examples of misty from the Web

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First Known Use of misty

before 12th century



MISTY Defined for English Language Learners

misty

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adjective

Definition of misty for English Language Learners

  • : full of mist

  • : not clearly seen or remembered


MISTY Defined for Kids

misty

play
adjective \ ˈmi-stē \

Definition of misty for Students

mistier; mistiest
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 3, indistinct
  • a misty memory

mistily

\-stə-lē\ adverb


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