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

Definition of musky

: having an odor of or resembling musk

Other Words from musky

muskiness noun

Examples of musky in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Men’s grooming ups its game with these new products for fall, including a sunscreen from Pharrell Williams’s Humanrace brand, a jade scalp tool and a musky Parisian scent. WSJ, 14 Sep. 2022 This keepsake set from Dior comes with 10 scents, ranging from warm and musky to bright and floral. ELLE, 19 July 2022 This sophisticated and intoxicating Giorgio Armani scent is perfect for a night out, thanks to its slightly sweet, musky notes of blackcurrant nectar, rose and white cedarwood. April Franzino, Good Housekeeping, 23 June 2022 Pink pepper, ambrette seeds, ambrox (a velvety ingredient that contains salty, musky and clean woody notes in it) and iris all come together to complete this blend. Kristin Corpuz, The Hollywood Reporter, 22 June 2022 With a fruity top note of black currant, a floral heart of jasmine, lily, rose and carnation, and a dark, musky base of oud, sandalwood and oakmoss, the Two Kings Aftershave Splash might just knock your favorite cologne out of its top spot. Grooming Playbook, The Salt Lake Tribune, 10 May 2022 Patchouli is a strong, sweet, musky aroma that is a subtle base note and the perfect accompaniment for the sage and citrus. The Salt Lake Tribune, 13 Apr. 2022 It’s also great-smelling, characterized by a deep, musky scent with hints of lavender, violet, and bergamot. Grooming Playbook, The Salt Lake Tribune, 31 Mar. 2022 Used correctly, even a half-dozen strands can impart saffron’s sweet and musky essence and enhance a meal. Jane Black, WSJ, 16 Mar. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of musky

1580, in the meaning defined above

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25 Sep 2022

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“Musky.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 Sep. 2022.

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More Definitions for musky


\ 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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