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, 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, 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, 30 Dec. 2020 Generally, paperwhite narcissus has a musky fragrance, which some people do not enjoy. San Diego Union-Tribune, 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, 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, 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, 28 July 2019 The rat room has a strong, musky smell, both sweet and foul. Charlie Hamilton James, National Geographic, 17 June 2019

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First Known Use of musky

1580, in the meaning defined above

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“Musky.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/musky. Accessed 27 Jul. 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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