Definition of misty in English:

misty

adjective

  • 1Full of, covered with, or accompanied by mist.

    ‘the evening was cold and misty’
    ‘the misty air above the frozen river’
    • ‘But they were denied seeing the sun rise at 4.58 as misty skies kept cover on the longest day of the year.’
    • ‘As misty rain fell in patches, Clarke was quick to slide forward, back or sideways, and lofted the ball fearlessly.’
    • ‘Maybury took advantage of their weak expectations for this and arranged an air raid on London, one misty, rainy night.’
    • ‘So, she wiped away the misty fog covering the driver side window.’
    • ‘The sounds of the Sea are nearly gone, and all he can really hear are the strange noises in the misty air around him.’
    • ‘When he thought the coast was clear, he slipped out of the cave into the misty air.’
    • ‘It had rained a bit last night and the air was foggy and misty.’
    • ‘She looked up at the gray clouds, the fine, misty raindrops dusting her face with dampness.’
    • ‘My breath could be seen in the misty and rainy air.’
    • ‘The sky above them became misty and gray clouds seemed to dawn over them like a wool blanket.’
    • ‘The early morning sun rose into the sky, its beauty and gracefulness covered by a misty haze and leftover plumes of gun smoke.’
    • ‘Outside, the air is hot and misty - the look of an evening touched by summer rain.’
    • ‘The air was misty with rain and a few drops had begun to fall.’
    • ‘The misty air felt cool to the touch, giving off that ‘just out of a steamy shower’ look.’
    • ‘She makes sure everyone is ready then starts to ride off, into the misty gray air.’
    • ‘She blew a smoke ring and contemplated it as it hovered in the still air like a misty halo before dissipating.’
    • ‘In the mountains rain fell, misty gray, feeding clear streams that ran in the bottoms of canyons.’
    • ‘And we are over her looking at the blue of the ocean and the misty white cloud cover and the white polar caps.’
    • ‘Aboard the covered harvest wagons, out of the misty air, we wind our way past fields of broccoli, kale and parsley, and stop in the tomato patch.’
    • ‘She looked back upwards and saw, in the misty smoke above her, that Lance was absent now.’
    hazy, foggy, cloudy, smoggy, steamy, murky, smoky
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    1. 1.1 (of a person's eyes) full of tears so as to blur the vision.
      • ‘I wonder why he frets so much, why his eyes are misty.’
      • ‘Kareen stopped, gazing at her sister with misty eyes.’
      • ‘The blood from this young soldier's forehead intersects the salty tears coming from his misty eyes.’
      • ‘Peeking open a misty eye, she caught the site of the moon hanging overhead and it gave her more comfort than she could have guessed.’
      • ‘With a sad smile and misty eyes, she shook the visions from her.’
      • ‘Christmas, my colleagues with young families tell me through misty eyes, is for the kids.’
      • ‘For now, dry your misty eyes, and keep them focused on the road ahead.’
      • ‘I gazed up at him and noticed his eyes were misty.’
      • ‘At that point, he looked up at me with misty eyes.’
      • ‘It was beautiful and it had light blue, misty eyes.’
      • ‘The visit ended with misty eyes all around and relieved hugs.’
      • ‘Nicola stood on the deck, her misty eyes scanning the horizon.’
      • ‘Her eyes were misty, clouded over from cataracts.’
      • ‘Her eyes became misty, her vision blurred and thoughts began clashing her mind, but she wouldn't cry.’
      • ‘Alexis ended the embrace while swiping at her misty eyes.’
      • ‘But, at least a couple of them lost control over their emotions and let their distress reflect in their choked voices and misty eyes.’
      • ‘And for possibly the first time, surely only the second, misty eyes and kisses were part of the announcement.’
      • ‘Her grey eyes were misty as tears began to gather within them.’
      • ‘Reluctantly, he pulled away from her and glanced into her misty eyes.’
      • ‘She locked her tired, misty eyes with his and immediately looked away.’
    2. 1.2 Indistinct or dim in outline.
      ‘a misty out-of-focus silhouette’
      figurative ‘a few misty memories’
      • ‘In his latest film, he evokes the lost glamour of the Jazz Age, blurring lines until the image seems to recede into misty memories.’
      • ‘This article is accompanied by a misty photo of the heritage building, pre-fire, in tourist-free solitary splendour.’
      • ‘Rooms for feminine use look pretty and romantic in lacy textures or soft, out-of-focus florals in misty tones.’
      • ‘As if I were sinless and everything that had happened in the past few months was just a misty memory, of little importance.’
      • ‘When he looked into her dark eyes he'd felt his throat tighten and several misty memories slowly fade into being.’
      • ‘And when she stood up to autograph a huge blow-up of herself, a collective sigh went up, fogging the well-polished windows and obscuring the already misty view.’
      • ‘What happened around her after his death was stuck in her mind like a misty memory, which she could not and did not want to remember.’
      • ‘His surfaces have a soft, misty quality, and the tooth of the thick linen remains visible.’
      • ‘And like the Holy Roman Empire it becomes a ghost, a sham, a memory, a misty nothing.’
      • ‘Suddenly there was a promising smudge on the horizon, which quickly resolved itself into a misty outline familiar from many a Turner painting.’
      • ‘We emerge from the woods and climb Fawcet Hill to get our first views of Lindisfarne Island, with the misty outlines of its castle and priory an inspiring sight that hastens us to the coast.’
      • ‘We have this misty, murky indistinct reason for being there.’
      • ‘Not to jar anyone's misty, watercoloured memories, but not every one of her films was well-regarded, even during her heyday.’
      • ‘Her visage set against the wide expanse of the stars like the faded misty memory of a dream.’
      blurry, fuzzy, blurred, dim, indistinct, unclear, vague, obscure, lacking definition, out of focus, nebulous
      vague, unclear, indefinite, obscure, hazy, nebulous
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    3. 1.3 (of a color) not bright; soft.
      ‘a misty pink’
      • ‘He has already been up for a while, watching the sun as its weak rays break through the last misty hues of the night.’
      • ‘The floor was carpeted, again, in a light shade of azure, which added to the misty tint in the hall.’
      • ‘The sun, in the plains has a misty hue in the morning rather than the clarity we see in the hills.’
      • ‘They were green in color, with a bronze ring around the pupil that somehow blended with the deep shade of green that was outlined in a misty gray.’
      • ‘Paint colours on unadorned pine furniture are rationed to misty greys, blues, creams and primrose yellow.’
      • ‘It was like riding into a dream: misty white and pillowy soft.’
      • ‘Fabrics and colours are luxuriously decadent: red felt, magenta georgette, misty grey mohair, powdery blue sheepskin and sequinned fleece knits.’
      • ‘Gradually everything fades and then only the white, a misty white is left.’
      • ‘By then, Gavin had changed the backdrop from a misty purple to a soft shade of creamy pink and had readjusted the lighting to a warm glow.’
      • ‘The uncle heaved a deep breath and the breath comes out in a light green misty colour.’
      • ‘Lying on my back under the stars, I watched them peek through the misty pink city night sky.’
      • ‘Val had been right about one thing: his eyes were of a mysterious colour, a misty blue that intertwined with strands of grey.’

Origin

Old English mistig (see mist).

Pronunciation

misty

/ˈmɪsti//ˈmistē/