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hazy Line breaks: hazy
Pronunciation: /ˈheɪzi/

Definition of hazy in English:

adjective (hazier, haziest)

1Covered by a haze: it was a beautiful day but quite hazy
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  • The light from the moon was weak, peeking wearily through hazy clouds.
  • A hazy or cloudy wine can indicate the growth of micro-organisms or bacteria.
  • The film has a misty, hazy appearance in some of its more striking moments.
1.1Vague or ill-defined: hazy memories the picture we have of him is extremely hazy
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  • I have a hazy, indistinct memory of this morning.
  • Some of these impressions will come to you as vague fragments; a hazy glimpse without any notion of time or place.
  • The idea of rebirth was hazy and vague in my mind at this time.
1.2Confused; uncertain: school-leavers were often hazy about employment
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  • At best, such figures are hazy assessments.
  • I could not picture my return, and the whole future looked hazy and uncertain.
  • As is all too common, precise details are hazy and confused.


Pronunciation: /ˈheɪzɪli/
Example sentences
  • In one photograph, Darwell surveys a cityscape of abandoned apartment buildings where the Chernobyl Power Plant looms hazily in the distance.
  • Rawkus Records was founded on a hazily idealistic notion about promoting progressive music.
  • After some indeterminate amount of time I began to be hazily aware that something was on my shirt.
Pronunciation: /ˈheɪzɪnəs/
Example sentences
  • With a very round voice, rather than a steely, singular edge that more piercing sopranos have, she creates a haziness that is very comforting and no small part of her wide appeal far beyond the realm of opera and recital aficionados.
  • Problems include increased sensitivity to light at night and haziness of vision.
  • Mike said that the room filled with a very slight but discernible haziness, which then seem to gather at one of the corners of the ceiling.


Early 17th century (in nautical use in the sense 'foggy'): of unknown origin.

Words that rhyme with hazy

Bel Paese, Buthelezi, crazy, daisy, Farnese, glazy, lazy, Maisie, mazy, oops-a-daisy, Piranesi, upsy-daisy, Veronese
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