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[mou-see, -zee] /ˈmaʊ si, -zi/

adjective, mousier, mousiest.
resembling or suggesting a , as in color or odor.
drab and colorless.
meek; timid:
A drill sergeant can’t be mousy!
quiet; noiseless:
a mousy tread.
infested with .
adjective mousier, mousiest
resembling a mouse, esp in having a light brown or greyish hair colour
shy or ineffectual: a mousy little woman
infested with mice

1812 with reference to quietness; 1853, of color; from mouse + -y (2).


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