of or like musk, as an odor: a musky perfume.
- musk·i·ness, noun
How to use musky in a sentence
If nothing else, following the earthy, vinegary Essence with a few dabs of the musky floral Serum will make you feel like some kind of woodland witch.Skincare gifts that are actually worth the splurge | Rachel Feltman | November 18, 2021 | Popular-Science
That’s why the goal isn’t to make something smell fruity or musky, or even clean, but rather as neutral as possible.
I’ve always hated the musky scents of most male hygiene products.This Face Wash Made Me Rethink My Skin-Care Routine | Luke Whelan | April 21, 2021 | Outside Online
While the skins continued to produce a distinctly musky note, Longworth decided to press the grapes before fermentation.
Vines that grow native in America (vitis labrusca, among others) are known for “foxy” or musky aromas and flavors.
On move-in day I opened the front door to a pungent, musky odor of pure mold.
He always had a delicious musky smell that I loved … the smell of Man.
He tried to forget the musky sweetness of the perfume on the dead girl, mingled with that other evil blood-smell.In the Dark | Ronal Kayser
Others have called them musk monkeys, because like the maucauco they have a musky odour.Buffon's Natural History. Volume IX (of 10) | Georges Louis Leclerc de Buffon
"musky" builds on the marsh, in the edge of a pond or near a stream, a curious cone-shaped house or lodge.Muskrat City | Henry Abbott
The bare kitchen had the musky, warm smell of newly-baked bread and of curdy, sweet buttermilk by the afternoon.The Pioneers | Katharine Susannah Prichard
I was startled by the touch of something cold; and half-stilled by the strong musky odour that filled the air.The Hunters' Feast | Mayne Reid
British Dictionary definitions for musky (1 of 2)
resembling the smell of musk; having a heady or pungent sweet aroma
- muskiness, noun
British Dictionary definitions for musky (2 of 2)
an informal name for the muskellunge
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