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misty (cloudy)

Definition:

filled or abounding with fog or mist

Class:

adjective (modifies a noun)

Related to:

mist | mistiness

Derivative:

mistily

Comparative:

mistier

Superlative:

mistiest

Similar to:

cloudy

Original source:

Princeton WordNet

Synonyms:

brumous | foggy | hazy

Etymology:

Middle English misty, mysty, misti, from Old English mistiġ ("misty, dark"),...
(Source: Wiktionary)  [more]

All senses of misty...

Definition references  (+images)

American Heritage Dictionary:

brume | brumous [adjective, related]

Fog or mist. (3 of 23 words, pronunciation, 1 image)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/brume

New World Dictionary:

brume [rare] | vapor [synonym] | brumous

mist; fog; vapor (3 of 14 words, 1 image)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/brume

Collins Dictionary:

brumous | brume

[poetic] heavy with mist or fog | [poetic] heavy mist or fog (11 of 268 words, 2 definitions, pronunciations)

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/brumous

Oxford Dictionary:

brumous | foggy [synonym, sense-specific]

Syllabification: (bru·mous) | [literary] | foggy; wintry. (5 of 37 words, 3 definitions, pronunciation)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/american english​/brumous

brumous [literary]

foggy and wintry (3 of 35 words, pronunciation)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/brumous

Wiktionary:

brumous | wintry [synonym]

Foggy or misty; wintry. (4 of 19 words, 1 usage example, pronunciation)

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/brumous

Wikipedia:

Misty [disambiguation]

may refer to: Misty (satellite), a United States satellite program | Misty (comics), a British comic published from 1978 to 1984 | Misty (film), a 1961 adaptation of the book Misty of Chincoteague by Marguerite Henry | "Misty" (song), by Erroll Garner... (39 of 357 words, 31 definitions)

en​.wikipedia​.org​/wiki​/Misty

Merriam-Webster:

misty | mistier [comparative] | mistiest [superlative] | tearful [synonym, sense-specific] | indistinct [synonym, sense-specific] | confused [synonym, sense-specific] | vague [synonym, sense-specific] | beclouded [synonym, sense-specific] | befogged [synonym, sense-specific] | ...

obscured by mist ; consisting of or marked by mist | "indistinct" ; "vague", "confused" | "tearful" (15 of 155 words, 3 definitions, 4 usage examples, pronunciations)

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/misty

Macmillan British Dictionary:

misty | mistier [comparative] | mistiest [superlative]

when it's misty, a mass of small drops of water is in the air close to the ground ; used about places and times that are misty | misty eyes have tears ... (31 of 79 words, 4 definitions, 4 usage examples, pronunciation)

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/misty

Random House Dictionary:

misty | mistier [comparative] | mistiest [superlative]

abounding in or clouded by mist. | of the nature of or consisting of mist. | appearing as if seen through mist; indistinct or blurred in form or ... (26 of 40 words, 4 definitions, pronunciation)

dictionary​.infoplease​.com​/misty

Cambridge Dictionary:

misty [entry 1] | mistily [adverb, derived] | mistiness [noun, derived]

In misty weather, there is mist in the air which makes it difficult to see into the distance (18 of 38 words, 1 usage example, pronunciations)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/misty 1

misty [entry 2] | mistily [adverb, derived] | mistiness [noun, derived]

describes glass or a similar surface that is covered with a mist which makes it difficult to see through (19 of 38 words, 1 usage example, pronunciations)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/misty 2

Britannica Encyclopedia:

mist [weather]

suspension in the atmosphere of very tiny water droplets or wet hygroscopic particles that reduces horizontal visibility to 1 km or more; if the ... (24 of 108 words, 1 image)

www​.britannica​.com​/E​Bchecked​/topic​/385810​/mist

Columbia Encyclopedia:

fog | mist

aggregation of water droplets or ice crystals immediately above the surface of the earth (i.e., a cloud near the ground). A light or thin fog is ... (26 of 243 words)

www​.infoplease​.com​/ce​6​/weather​/A​0819038​.html

Encarta Dictionary:

misty | mistier [comparative] | mistiest [superlative] | mistily [adverb, derived] | mistiness [noun, derived]

with a lot of mist in the air or surrounded or covered by mist | like mist, especially in being in a cloud or spray of fine drops | dim and ... (29 of 75 words, 4 definitions, pronunciation)

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861630548​/definition​.html  [offline]

Etymology references

Wiktionary:

misty

Origin: Middle English misty, mysty, misti, from Old English mistiġ ("misty, dark"), equivalent to mist + -y. Cognate with Scots misty, mistie ("misty"), Dutch mistig ("misty, foggy"), Middle... (27 of 30 etymology words)

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/misty

New World Dictionary:

misty | mistier [comparative] | mistiest [superlative]

Origin: Middle English misti from Old English mistig

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/misty

Online Etymology:

misty

Origin: Old English mistig; see "mist" + "-y" (2).

www​.etymonline​.com​/index​.php term=misty

Oxford Dictionary:

misty | mistier [comparative] | mistiest [superlative]

Origin: Old English mistig (see "mist")

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/misty

Audio references

Collins Dictionary:

misty

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "misty"

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/misty

Macmillan American Dictionary:

misty | mistier [comparative] | mistiest [superlative]

Audio: North American pronunciation of "misty"

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/american​/misty

Macmillan British Dictionary:

misty | mistier [comparative] | mistiest [superlative]

Audio: British English pronunciation of "misty"

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/misty

Cambridge Dictionary:

misty [entry 1]

Audio 1: British English pronunuciation of "misty"

Audio 2: North American English pronunuciation of "misty"

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/misty 1

the Free Dictionary:

misty

Audio 1: North American English pronunciation of "misty"

Audio 2: British English pronunciation of "misty"

Audio 3: North American English pronunciation of "misty" by speech synthesizer

www​.thefreedictionary​.com​/misty

Google Dictionary:

misty | mistier [comparative] | mistiest [superlative]

Audio: English pronunciation of "misty"

www​.google​.com​/#hl=en&tbs=dfn​:1&fp=1&q=misty

Merriam-Webster Pronunciation:

misty

Audio: North American pronunciation of "misty"

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/audio​.php file=misty​001 word=misty

YourDictionary Audio:

misty

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "misty" by speech synthesizer

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/misty

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