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[ mis-tee ]


, mist·i·er, mist·i·est.
  1. abounding in or clouded by mist.
  2. of the nature of or consisting of mist.
  3. appearing as if seen through mist; indistinct or blurred in form or outline.
  4. obscure; vague.


/ ˈmɪstɪ /


  1. consisting of or resembling mist
  2. obscured by or as if by mist
  3. indistinct; blurred

    the misty past

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Derived Forms

  • ˈmistiness, noun
  • ˈmistily, adverb

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Other Words From

  • misti·ly adverb
  • misti·ness noun

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Word History and Origins

Origin of misty1

before 900; Middle English; Old English mistig. See mist, -y 1

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Example Sentences

I would be lying if I said I didn’t get a little misty-eyed during the intro compilation of hopefuls singing the song, and also, OK, several other times throughout the episode.

The tale begins with Alan Sislen’s “Path Through the Fog,” whose view of a misty woodland path ahead promises a journey.

In “The Lord of the Rings,” Rivendell is a secret valley populated by elves, a misty sanctuary against forces of darkness.

In the far distance we see the misty peak that is the Revolution.

A DWR treatment on the nylon translates into light water resistance in showers and misty conditions, though the mesh obviously means this isn’t your jacket for riding in real weather.

Unlike Miss Misty, Carroll explained that he heard about the problems on the GWB right away.

The house was very silent now, and not a sound came up from the misty streets.

This is not a moment to get misty-eyed and muddle-headed about freedom of the press or right to know.

But as Misty White Sidell points out, her influence exceeds popular opinion.

Skip Father John Misty, and See ... Without a doubt Telekinesis, the Seattle-based indie-rock band with a drummer on lead vocals.

In story-books, when one was in such a mood, in a misty twilight something always happened.

Across a wide, sandy waste stretching away to the misty sea at Budden, four men were walking.

But on my part I had every reason to believe that Tip would show surprise when I hobbled forth from the misty gloom.

With the lights on full he went purring down the street in the misty fog, pleased with himself and his mission.

Her eyes were still misty with tears when the noise of rustling skirts attracted her attention.


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