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

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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," 27 July 2019 Zamora's previously blonde hair was grown out to a natural mousy brown. Bree Burkitt, azcentral, "VIDEO: Goodyear teacher accused of molesting 13-year-old student faces 30 years in prison," 11 June 2019 Ruth has to play the villainous Zoya The Destroyer because, with her mousy brown waves and feminist rhetoric, no decision-maker in 1980s Los Angeles wants to see her as a lead. refinery29.com, "Glow Season 2 Review: There’s No Sophomore Slump Here," 21 June 2018 Such is the challenge now facing Jenna Fischer (who broke through as mousy receptionist Pam on The Office) and Zach Braff (who made a name for himself as the goofy J.D. on Scrubs before taking a hard left turn into introspective mumblecore). Caroline Framke, Vox, "Zach Braff and Jenna Fischer return to TV in 2 new ABC comedies. Only 1 works.," 28 Mar. 2018 My hair is naturally mousy brown and flatter than the state of Kansas. Anne Roderique-jones, SELF, "8 Products That Added Legit Volume to My Fine, Limp Hair," 21 Mar. 2018

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First Known Use of mousy

1812, in the meaning defined above

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mout

moutan

mouth

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mousy

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of mousy

: shy and quiet
of hair : dull brown in color

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