musky

adjective
\ ˈmə-skē How to pronounce musky (audio) \
muskier; muskiest

Definition of musky

: having an odor of or resembling musk

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Other Words from musky

muskiness noun

Examples of musky in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Demi Lovato holds up a small bottle of coconut oil containing a mix of musky scents — tobacco, vanilla and Palo Santo — with crystals at the bottom. Bethonie Butler, Washington Post, "Demi Lovato is confronting her demons in real-time," 25 Mar. 2021 Demi Lovato holds up a small bottle of coconut oil containing a mix of musky scents - tobacco, vanilla and Palo Santo - with crystals at the bottom. Bethonie Butler, Anchorage Daily News, "Demi Lovato is confronting her demons in real time," 25 Mar. 2021 Setting so much musky pink (the figure’s lustrous silk garment) against the deep brown of his subject’s skin, Gérôme exploits a heady harmony. Washington Post, "A masterpiece with a complicated afterlife," 30 Dec. 2020 Generally, paperwhite narcissus has a musky fragrance, which some people do not enjoy. San Diego Union-Tribune, "Garden Mastery: Let colorful plants be part of holiday decor bliss," 12 Dec. 2020 In addition, musky egg take requires close contact among staff since two people are typically required to hold and handle the fish. Paul A. Smith, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "The DNR won't collect musky or sturgeon eggs this spring, leaving a 1-year gap in the stocking program," 9 May 2020 There's the feminine eau de parfum, which has fruity top notes like pear and grapefruit, rich floral heart notes like tuberose and jasmine, and a sweet yet musky base of honey and tonka. Marci Robin, Allure, "Hello, Lionel Richie Launched the Fragrance You're Looking For," 23 Nov. 2019 In order to obtain the earthy, musky depth that makes the plant so pliant for perfumers, the leaves must be dried for several days and then steam-distilled to capture the potency of their fragrance at its prime. April Long, Town & Country, "Jackie Kennedy's Unexpected Love of Patchouli," 28 July 2019 The rat room has a strong, musky smell, both sweet and foul. Charlie Hamilton James, National Geographic, "How rats became an inescapable part of city living," 17 June 2019

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First Known Use of musky

1580, in the meaning defined above

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22 Apr 2021

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“Musky.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/musky. Accessed 7 May. 2021.

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musky

adjective
\ ˈmə-skē How to pronounce musky (audio) \
muskier; muskiest

Kids Definition of musky

: having an odor of or resembling musk musky perfume

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