Tikibu: pronunciation dictionary with use examples

Word: musty
IPA transcription: [m'ʌsti]
adverb meaning of the word
  • Synonyms: fusty, musty, frowsty
    Meaning: stale and unclean smelling
  • Synonyms: moldy, mouldy, musty
    Meaning: covered with or smelling of mold; "moldy bread"; "a moldy (or musty) odor"
Usage examples
  • Here she came day after day, when her work was done, to pore over the musty old volumes of tales forgotten long ago.
  • Hastening back to Perry where he pored over a musty pile of, to me, meaningless hieroglyphics, I explained my plan to him.
  • Queer little books they were, time-yellowed and musty smelling, but to story-loving little Betty, hungry for something new, they seemed a veritable gold-mine.
  • The musty farm parlour, looking out on to a prim, cheerless garden imprisoned within high, blank walls, was not a room that lent itself readily either to comfort or decoration.