[ mahyuh r-ee ]
/ ˈmaɪər i /

adjective, mir·i·er, mir·i·est.

of the nature of mire; swampy: miry ground.
abounding in mire; muddy.
covered or bespattered with mire.

Origin of miry

Middle English word dating back to 1350–1400; see origin at mire, -y1
Related formsmir·i·ness, nounun·mir·y, adjective
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Word Origin and History for miry



late 14c., from mire (n.) + -y (2).

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