dewy
adjective (dewier; -est) Date: before 12th century 1. moist with, affected by, or suggestive of dew <
dewy grass
>
2. innocent, unsophisticated <
from a dewy bride to an ill-mannered, murderous courtesan — Melvin Gussow
>
dewily adverbdewiness noun

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Dewy — Dew y, a. 1. Pertaining to dew; resembling, consisting of, or moist with, dew. [1913 Webster] A dewy mist Went and watered all the ground. Milton. [1913 Webster] When dewy eve her curtain draws. Keble. [1913 Webster] 2. Falling gently and… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • dewy — dewy; mil·dewy; …   English syllables

  • dewy — O.E. deawig (see DEW (Cf. dew) + Y (Cf. y) (2)) …   Etymology dictionary

  • dewy — ► ADJECTIVE (dewier, dewiest) 1) wet with dew. 2) (of a person s skin) appearing soft and lustrous …   English terms dictionary

  • dewy — [do͞o′ē, dyo͞o′ē] adj. dewier, dewiest [ME deui < OE deawig] 1. wet or damp with dew 2. of dew 3. Old Poet. dewlike; refreshing, gentle, etc. dewily adv. dewiness n …   English World dictionary

  • dewy — [[t]dju͟ːi, AM du͟ːi[/t]] 1) ADJ GRADED Something that is dewy is wet with dew. [LITERARY] The satin slippers tread daintily through the dewy grass. 2) ADJ GRADED If your skin looks dewy, it looks soft and glows healthily …   English dictionary

  • dewy — adjective /ˈduː.ɪ/ a) Covered by dew. The dewy grass was too slick for football. b) Having the quality of bearing droplets of water. In the dewy fog, it was cold and damp …   Wiktionary

  • dewy — UK [ˈdjuːɪ] / US [ˈduɪ] adjective Word forms dewy : adjective dewy comparative dewier superlative dewiest wet with drops of dew …   English dictionary

  • dewy — /ˈdjui/ (say dyoohee) adjective (dewier, dewiest) 1. moist with or as with dew. 2. having the quality of dew: dewy tears. 3. Poetic falling gently, or refreshing like dew: dewy sleep. 4. of dew. {dew + y1} –dewily, adverb –dewiness …   Australian English dictionary

  • dewy — dewily, adv. dewiness, n. /dooh ee, dyooh ee/, adj. dewier, dewiest. 1. moist with or as if with dew. 2. having the quality of dew: dewy tears. [bef. 1000; ME; OE deawig; see DEW, Y1] * * * …   Universalium

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