moist (adjective) LISTEN
Moist means ‘slightly wet’ or ‘damp.’
- The moist air in the tropics makes my hair curly.
- Clean the table with a moist sponge.
- If you want the cake to be moist, don't overcook it.
When referring to eyes, moist means ‘tearful.’
- When Elsa told the story about her dead grandfather, her eyes grew moist.
Did you know?
Did you know that 10% — 20% of people don’t like the word moist? Here’s an explanation:
moisturizer: a cosmetic cream, usually applied to the face, to keep your skin moist. Example: “Make sure to use a moisturizer with sunscreen.”
In pop culture
Here is a clip from the US comedy series The Golden Girls where overusing the word “moist” is actually funny:
There are other meanings of moist.
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