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Definition of "sooty" [soot•y]

  • Covered with or as if with soot. (adjective)
  • Of or producing soot. (adjective)
  • Blackish or dusky in color. (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 "sooty" in a sentence
  • "It also serves as a medium for a black fungus known as sooty mold to grow on the leaves."
  • "The "sooty" sounds of jazz express those suddenly liberated energies in all their ambivalence: sexual license, the disintegration of family ties (a girl leaves her baby brother on the street to dash inside for a copy of "The Trombone Blues"), the new militant politics."
  • "Unlike in other cases, I've read about, my iPod continued to spew smoke and spit sparks while throwing out some kind of sooty substance from the inside of the iPod for several minutes after removing the cable from the computer."