[soo t-ee, soo-tee]
- covered, blackened, or smirched with soot.
- consisting of or resembling soot.
- of a black, blackish, or dusky color.
Origin of sooty
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Examples from the Web for sooty
Tulp's sooty face took on a more dubious look, if that were possible.In the Valley
This is called the Sooty Lactarius and is very easily identified.The Mushroom, Edible and Otherwise
M. E. Hard
And into what a heaven—a vault as of hell, sooty black, from which soot descended!Howards End
E. M. Forster
The ascending air was hot, and had a heavy, sooty, paraffiny smell.Youth
From a house you see a sooty roof, from a ship you see Valhalla.Viking Tales
- covered with soot
- resembling or consisting of soot
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Word Origin and History for sooty
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