Musty meaning

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The definition of musty is having a moldy, stale or damp smell.

An old house that has been shut up for years and that no fresh air has entered is an example of a house that would be described as musty.

Towels that are left in the washer too long after the cycle ends and that smell moldy and unclean are an example of towels that would be described as musty.

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Stale or moldy in odor or taste.
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Having a stale, moldy smell or taste, as an unused room, food kept in a damp place, etc.
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Stale or trite; worn-out; antiquated.

Musty ideas.

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Dull; apathetic.
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Having a stale odor.
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Origin of musty

  • Alteration of obsolete moisty from moist

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition