'Musty' definitions:

Definition of 'musty'

(from WordNet)
Covered with or smelling of mold; "moldy bread"; "a moldy (or musty) odor" [syn: moldy, mouldy, musty]
Stale and unclean smelling [syn: fusty, musty, frowsty]

Definition of 'Musty'

  • Musty \Mus"ty\, a. [Compar. Mustier; superl. Mustiest.] [From L. mustum must; or perh. fr. E. moist. Cf. Must, n., Moist.]
  • 1. Having the rank, pungent, offensive odor and taste which substances of organic origin acquire during warm, moist weather; foul or sour and fetid; moldy; as, musty corn; musty books. --Harvey. [1913 Webster]
  • 2. Spoiled by age; rank; stale. [1913 Webster]
  • The proverb is somewhat musty. --Shak. [1913 Webster]
  • 3. Dull; heavy; spiritless. "That he may not grow musty and unfit for conversation." --Addison. [1913 Webster]

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