mousy

adjective
\ ˈmau̇-sē How to pronounce mousy (audio) , -zē \
variants: or mousey
mousier; mousiest

Definition of mousy

: of, relating to, or resembling a mouse: such as
c : grayish brown

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Other Words from mousy

mousily \ ˈmau-​sə-​lē How to pronounce mousily (audio) , -​zə-​ \ adverb
mousiness \ ˈmau-​sē-​nəs How to pronounce mousiness (audio) , -​zē-​ \ noun

Examples of mousy in a Sentence

The movie is a fantasy about a mousy housewife who is transformed into a glamorous star. a mousy little girl who hid behind her mother the entire time we were there
Recent Examples on the Web In the mousy United Nations, there’s a representative from Vienna … but also one from Austria. Dewayne Bevil, orlandosentinel.com, "Disney Plus review: Riding with ‘The Rescuers’," 28 Aug. 2020 But for how long can Democrats keep this building fast, friendly and mousy? Alex Burness, The Denver Post, "The Spot: A “fast, friendly, mousy” end to legislative session? That hinges on vaccine bill," 28 May 2020 Don DeLillo said, squinting at the sun, squinting at the mousy bird. Emma Cline, The New Yorker, "White Noise," 1 June 2020 In contrast to the mousy Ms Tsai, Mr Han is a natural orator with a common touch. The Economist, "Tsai Ing-wen’s prospects for re-election have improved," 25 July 2019 In contrast to the mousy Ms Tsai, Mr Han is a natural orator with a common touch. The Economist, "Tsai Ing-wen’s prospects for re-election have improved," 25 July 2019 In contrast to the mousy Ms Tsai, Mr Han is a natural orator with a common touch. The Economist, "Tsai Ing-wen’s prospects for re-election have improved," 25 July 2019 In contrast to the mousy Ms Tsai, Mr Han is a natural orator with a common touch. The Economist, "Tsai Ing-wen’s prospects for re-election have improved," 25 July 2019 In contrast to the mousy Ms Tsai, Mr Han is a natural orator with a common touch. The Economist, "Tsai Ing-wen’s prospects for re-election have improved," 25 July 2019

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First Known Use of mousy

1812, in the meaning defined above

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11 Sep 2020

Cite this Entry

“Mousy.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/mousy. Accessed 20 Oct. 2020.

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mousy

adjective
How to pronounce mousy (audio)

English Language Learners Definition of mousy

: shy and quiet
of hair : dull brown in color

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