[ doo-ee, dyoo-ee ]
/ ˈdu i, ˈdyu i /

adjective, dew·i·er, dew·i·est.

moist with or as if with dew.
having the quality of dew: dewy tears.

Origin of dewy

before 1000; Middle English; Old English dēawig; see dew, -y1

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British Dictionary definitions for dewy


/ (ˈdjuːɪ) /

adjective dewier or dewiest

moist with or as with dewa dewy complexion
of or resembling dew
poetic suggesting, falling, or refreshing like dewdewy sleep

Derived Forms

dewily, adverbdewiness, noun
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