Definition of mossy in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈmôsē/

adjective (mossier, mossiest)

1Covered in or resembling moss: mossy tree trunks
More example sentences
  • A slightly uneven surface is studded with irregular mossy rocks and covered with the northern European forest mixture of grass and creeping shrubs like bilberry.
  • Their outstretched branches covered the mossy ground and entwined with the branches of the neighboring trees.
  • The track was soft and mossy, and it led though ferns and brackens, thickets of brambles and groves of tall Himalayan cedar trees.
1.1US informal Old-fashioned or extremely conservative.



Example sentences
  • I was surprised to skid around a little on my balcony this morning, but that wet mossiness is a known hazard.
  • The flowers eventually fade and give way to a gentle green mossiness.
  • The trees, tall and close together, and the moss, spreading its green dark mossiness, are still there.

Words that rhyme with mossy

bossy, Flossie, flossy, glossy, posse

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Syllabification: moss·y

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