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[doo-ee, dyoo-ee] /ˈdu i, ˈdyu i/
adjective, dewier, dewiest.
moist with or as if with dew.
having the quality of dew:
dewy tears.
Origin of dewy
before 1000; Middle English; Old English dēawig; see dew, -y1
Related forms
dewily, adverb
dewiness, noun
undewily, adverb
undewiness, noun
undewy, adjective Unabridged
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Examples from the web for dewy
  • Visitors can wander through dewy tea plantations and bamboo forests, or swim in a reservoir to the buzz of cicadas.
  • When you manage to capture the reflection of the sun rays on the dewy petals, know you will have a superb picture.
  • On dewy mornings, white, cobwebby fungal growth is sometimes visible on the turf.
  • At night, the eel is known to crawl out on land in swamps and dewy meadows to search for frogs and crayfish.
  • On damp, dewy spring and summer mornings a few drops of moisture may collect in your rain gauge.
British Dictionary definitions for dewy


adjective dewier, dewiest
moist with or as with dew: a dewy complexion
of or resembling dew
(poetic) suggesting, falling, or refreshing like dew: dewy sleep
Derived Forms
dewily, adverb
dewiness, noun
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Word Origin and History for dewy

Old English deawig (see dew + -y (2)).

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