How Do You Spell MIST?

Pronunciation: [mˈɪst] (IPA)

The word "mist" is spelled with four letters and two sounds that are represented by three letters. The first sound is the "m" sound, represented by the letter "m" and the second sound is the "ih" sound, represented by the letters "i" and "s". The "i" represents the short sound of the vowel and the "s" is there to indicate that the "ih" sound comes only once. The IPA phonetic transcription of "mist" is /mɪst/.

MIST Meaning and Definition

  1. Mist, noun, refers to a suspension of tiny droplets of water or other liquid in the air, in the form of a fine spray or fog. It is often characterized by reduced visibility and a moist atmosphere. Mist is typically produced by the condensation of water vapor in relatively cool air, causing the tiny water droplets to become suspended. It is commonly encountered in natural settings such as forests, mountains, lakes, and oceans, as well as in man-made environments including cities, gardens, and greenhouses.

    Mist is generally formed when warm, moist air mixes with colder air, causing the water vapor to condense into small droplets. These droplets are so small that they remain suspended in the air, creating a misty appearance. Mist differs from rain, as the water droplets in mist are much smaller and more widely dispersed. While mist can cause a slight dampness on surfaces, it is usually not heavy enough to result in measurable precipitation.

    Mist plays a significant role in various ecosystems. In forests, it can provide moisture to plants, supporting their growth and survival. Misty conditions can also have cultural and aesthetic value, creating a mystical or romantic atmosphere. However, excessive mist can limit visibility, leading to potential dangers in transportation, aviation, and navigation.

    In summary, mist is a suspension of tiny water droplets in the air, produced through condensation. It is characterized by reduced visibility and a moist atmosphere, arising from the mixing of warm, moist air with cooler air. Mist occurs naturally in various environments and can have both positive and negative effects.

  2. • To rain in very fine drops.
    • The vapour of water hanging over sea or land, less dense than a fog; vapour floating and falling in fine particles in the form of very small rain; that which dims, or obscures, or intercepts vision, as if it were vapour or a mist.

    Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

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Etymology of MIST

The word mist originated from the Old English word mist, which can be traced back to the Proto-Germanic word misk, meaning darkness or gloom. This Proto-Germanic word also gave rise to similar terms in other Germanic languages, such as Old Norse mistr and Old High German mista. The root of the word ultimately comes from the Proto-Indo-European root *meyk-, meaning to darken or to grow dark, which is also related to words like moss and mizzle.

Idioms with the word MIST

  • mist over The idiom "mist over" refers to the act of becoming covered or filled with mist or a thin layer of moisture, often describing a particular area or one's eyes. It can also metaphorically represent the act of becoming blurred, hazy, or obscured due to confusion, emotion, or lack of clarity.
  • the red mist descends The idiom "the red mist descends" refers to a state of uncontrollable anger or rage that completely takes over a person. It implies that one's vision becomes clouded, as if surrounded by a red mist, hindering rational thought and causing one to act impulsively or aggressively.

Similar spelling words for MIST

Plural form of MIST is MISTS

Conjugate verb Mist


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