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Definition of "misty" []

  • Consisting of or marked by mist: a misty rain; a misty night. (adjective)
  • Obscured or clouded by or as if by mist: far-off, misty mountains. (adjective)
  • Vague; hazy: a misty recollection of a dream. (adjective)
  • Full of tender emotion; sentimental: a love story that left us feeling misty and sad. (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 "misty" in a sentence
  • "If you zoom the map all the way out until the whole world appears many times over a pattern in misty blue and grey you will see – we are practically next door, and the little markers put their small green heads together and whisper of our happiness."
  • "He called signals in misty breaths, then got decked when he let go of a pass."
  • "The moral contradictions of this era of British crime are summed up in misty Cockney reminiscences of the psychopathic Kray twins: lovely boys, proper gentlemen, always treated everyone with perfect manners — well, except for the people they killed."