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Definition of "dewy" [dew•y]

  • Moist with or as if with dew: dewy grass in early morning. (adjective)
  • Accompanied by dew: a dewy morning. (adjective)
  • Suggestive of the freshness or purity of dew, as in innocence or naiveté: never gave up the dewy outlook of youth. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "dewy" in a sentence
  • "It was one of those mornings steeped in dewy freshness, when distant sounds and sights are brought supernaturally near, when lights are strangely bright, and shadows transparent, and the very mountains look more awake than usual."
  • "I mean the restoration of oxygen to the atmosphere from the surface of the earth in dewy mornings, as well as from the perspiration of vegetable leaves; which atmospheric oxygen is hourly destructible by the respiration of animals and plants, by combustion, and by other oxydations."
  • "I attempted an expression of dewy maternal remembrance and tried to squash the guilt rising through my body, because the truth was that a doctor’s appointment was once again not on my agenda for the day."