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 issuesReuben Abel
3
mistily adverb
mistiness 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 Images of parrots and bivouacs, acid-green leaves and misty forests filled my head. Nell Frizzell, Vogue, 5 May 2024 Yet another excuse to enjoy an extra-long and toasty shower: Taking big breaths of steamy or misty air can thin and loosen even the most stubborn gunk. Alexis Berger, SELF, 15 Apr. 2024 Out of the window, the cold and misty lagoon meets my gaze. Gianluca Longo, Condé Nast Traveler, 5 Apr. 2024 The vibe seems misty and wistful, although a gallery note characterizes it as tragic. Mark Jenkins, Washington Post, 1 Mar. 2024 The orchestra sounded sleek and forceful; the chorus was haunting in both misty religious chants and ominously stirring calls to arms. Zachary Woolfe, New York Times, 27 Feb. 2024 The opening sequence alone, which patiently watches the sun rise over misty mountains dense with forests, sets the tone for what follows. Peter Debruge, Variety, 20 Jan. 2024 With that information and Leonora’s foggy/misty imagery, Tony says greens and grays were ever-present in their minds during the design journey, along with Craftsman elements and the couple’s affinity for vintage and antique finds. Sarah Yang, Sunset Magazine, 10 Jan. 2024 After Gerry walked down the aisle and took his place at the altar to await his bride to be, ABC cut to commercial — and the Golden Bachelor stood patiently in silence, occasionally drying his already misty eyes with a handkerchief. Kristen Baldwin, EW.com, 5 Jan. 2024

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Word History

First Known Use

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

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

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Cite this Entry

“Misty.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/misty. Accessed 26 May. 2024.

Kids Definition

misty

adjective
mistier; mistiest
1
: full of mist
a misty valley
2
: vague sense 3, indistinct
a misty memory
mistily adverb
mistiness noun

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