What does musty mean?

Definitions for mustyˈmʌs ti

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word musty.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. moldy, mouldy, musty(adj)

    covered with or smelling of mold

    "moldy bread"; "a moldy (or musty) odor"

  2. fusty, musty, frowsty(adj)

    stale and unclean smelling


  1. musty(Adjective)

    Having a stale odor.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Musty(noun)

    having the rank, pungent, offencive odor and taste which substances of organic origin acquire during warm, moist weather; foul or sour and fetid; moldy; as, musty corn; musty books

  2. Musty(noun)

    spoiled by age; rank; stale

  3. Musty(noun)

    dull; heavy; spiritless

  4. Origin: [From L. mustum must; or perh. fr. E. moist. Cf. Must, n., Moist.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Musty

    must′i, adj. mouldy: spoiled by damp: sour: foul.—adv. Must′ily.—n. Must′iness. [Doublet of moisty&mdashmdash;L. musteus, new.]


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of musty in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of musty in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Alexander Hamilton:

    The sacred rights of mankind are not to be rummaged for among old parchments or musty records. They are written, as with a sunbeam, in the whole volume of human nature, by the hand of the divinity itself and can never be erased.

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