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[ doo-ee, dyoo-ee ]


, dew·i·er, dew·i·est.
  1. moist with or as if with dew.
  2. having the quality of dew:

    dewy tears.


/ ˈdjuːɪ /


  1. moist with or as with dew

    a dewy complexion

  2. of or resembling dew
  3. poetic.
    suggesting, falling, or refreshing like dew

    dewy sleep

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Derived Forms

  • ˈdewiness, noun
  • ˈdewily, adverb

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Other Words From

  • dewi·ly adverb
  • dewi·ness noun
  • un·dewi·ly adverb
  • un·dewi·ness noun
  • un·dewy adjective

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Word History and Origins

Origin of dewy1

before 1000; Middle English; Old English dēawig; dew, -y 1

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Example Sentences

A parade of vehicles came to a standstill on my left, coughing up exhaust into the dewy mountain forest.

When she confused the parsley and cilantro, he pointed out the signs above the dewy herbs.

Another one I love is their whole Hydroboost series because it’s so hydrating and I love a good glow and for my skin to be dewy.

The gel they mix with soil absorbs the dewy moisture and holds it.

Your bath will leave you calm, cool, collected, and dewy to boot.

When romancing the dewy Briony, the cosmopolitan New Yorker Andrew sounds like the creepy European Humbert Humbert.

Dropping off Haley at school could have been really dewy and sappy.

Hot, scantily clad girl with perpetually dewy skin plus a muscle-bound, invincible, heat-packing man?

Yet she presents herself in much the same dewy, charming, handsome way the president did when he first appeared a national figure.

Mr. Latimer comes across as an honest, if perhaps an occasionally naïve and dewy-eyed observer.

She had been walking alone with her arms hanging limp, letting her white skirts trail along the dewy path.

How beautiful thou art, O heaven divine,And thou, O dewy earth!

In quiet shade the sombre valley lay,While all the little hills around were clothedWith the soft lustre of the dewy moon.

I could fancy the joy of walking between these dewy rows in the fresh morning sun and picking my breakfast.

We moved across the dewy lawn to a bench beneath the sycamore that guarded the house, and sat down.