[ mis-tee-ahyd ]

  1. on the verge of tears.

  2. sentimental: a misty-eyed romantic.

Origin of misty-eyed

First recorded in 1955–60

Words Nearby misty-eyed

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How to use misty-eyed in a sentence

  • Alice stood misty eyed and moveless, till the steamer passed from sight.

    Port O' Gold | Louis John Stellman
  • He threw a teasing look at Honor, glowing and misty-eyed over Jimsy's championing of the oppressed.

    Play the Game! | Ruth Comfort Mitchell
  • The boys had kidded her before about getting all misty-eyed when Steve showed up.

  • She looked, misty-eyed and smiling, at this man who had transfigured life for her.

    To Tell You the Truth | Leonard Merrick
  • Nangluhà siya pagkabatì sa sintimintal nga isturya, She got misty-eyed upon hearing the sentimental story.