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Definition of "musty" []

  • Stale or moldy in odor or taste. (adjective)
  • Hackneyed or trite; dull. (adjective)
  • Out of date; antiquated. (adjective)
  • Out of use or practice; rusty. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "musty" in a sentence
  • "In high school I'd skip lunch and spend the money in musty bookstores on Jackson Blvd., their names long forgotten."
  • "The two boys stared down at the black rectangle on the table, breathing in musty basement air."
  • "Musty documents filed away in musty drawers, and old, old letters and deeds-of-law with crumbling edges, referred to it casually."