sooty

adjective \ ˈsu̇-tē , ˈsə- , ˈsü- \
Updated on: 16 Nov 2017

Definition of sooty

sootier; sootiest
1 a : of, relating to, or producing soot
b : soiled with soot
2 : of the color of soot

sootily

play \ˈsu̇-tə-lē, ˈsə-, ˈsü-\ adverb

sootiness

play \ˈsu̇-tē-nəs, ˈsə-, ˈsü-\ noun

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First Known Use of sooty

13th century


SOOTY Defined for Kids

sooty

adjective \ ˈsu̇-tē , ˈsə- \

Definition of sooty for Students

sootier; sootiest
1 : covered with soot
  • sooty hands
2 : like soot in color
  • a sooty bird


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