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Definition of "marshy" []

  • Of, resembling, or characterized by a marsh or marshes; boggy. (adjective)
  • Growing in marshes. (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 "marshy" in a sentence
  • "MYERS: What about the levees put down into this -- what we call a marshy area -- that are not deep enough, that are not supported enough and the water scours underneath?"
  • "Hip boots or even breathable waders work better in marshy areas."
  • "Some of the many workers who were able to continue Laveran's work on the spot, in marshy areas, were destined to reach the goal before Laveran by the indirect approach which he had indicated."
  • "We kept on finding traces of the party in marshy spots, and once Tish hopped off her horse and picked up a small handkerchief with a colored border and held it up to us."