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ˈmʌs timusty

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. moldy, mouldy, mustyadjective

    covered with or smelling of mold

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

  2. fusty, musty, frowstyadjective

    stale and unclean smelling

Wiktionary

  1. mustyadjective

    Having a stale odor.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Mustynoun

    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

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

  2. Mustynoun

    spoiled by age; rank; stale

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

  3. Mustynoun

    dull; heavy; spiritless

    Etymology: [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.]

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Numerology

  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

Examples of musty in a Sentence

  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.

  2. Yvette Nicole Brown:

    He does not have an odor, he smells like granola and good living. That's all I can say. He has a sweet, sweet scent that is just him. It's not musty or crazy.

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