Share this entry

Share this page

marshy

Syllabification: marsh·y
Pronunciation: /ˈmärSHē
 
/

Definition of marshy in English:

adjective (marshier, marshiest)

Characteristic of or resembling a marsh; waterlogged: the marshy ground toward the sea
More example sentences
  • In the summer, they breed on marshy, lowland tundra at the northern limits of the boreal forest.
  • They nest in the low Arctic, on tundra ponds with marshy shores and bogs.
  • It was a large, indoor school that sat upon a sandy island surrounded by marshy swampland.

Derivatives

marshiness

1
Pronunciation: /ˈmärSHēnis/
noun
Example sentences
  • Various features including circular and curvilear features on ground that is level with tendency to marshiness.
  • From what it sounded like, the trees fell, and over several summers sank into the mushy tundra marshiness.
  • Because of its marshiness and flat topography, Savannah is prone to flooding.

Definition of marshy in:

Share this entry

Share this page

 

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources

Word of the day Sprachgefühl
Pronunciation: ˈʃprɑːxɡəˌfuːl
noun
intuitive understanding of a language’s natural idiom…