Dictionary.com

musky

1
[ muhs-kee ]
/ ˈmʌs ki /
Save This Word!

adjective, musk·i·er, musk·i·est.

of or like musk, as an odor: a musky perfume.

QUIZZES

THINK YOU’VE GOT A HANDLE ON THIS US STATE NICKNAME QUIZ?

Did you ever collect all those state quarters? Put them to good use on this quiz about curious state monikers and the facts around them.
Question 1 of 8
Mississippi’s nickname comes from the magnificent trees that grow there. What is it?

Origin of musky

1
First recorded in 1600–10; musk + -y1

OTHER WORDS FROM musky

musk·i·ness, noun

Definition for musky (2 of 2)

musky2
[ muhs-kee ]
/ ˈmʌs ki /

noun, plural mus·kies.

Origin of musky

2
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2021

Example sentences from the Web for musky

British Dictionary definitions for musky (1 of 2)

musky1
/ (ˈmʌskɪ) /

adjective muskier or muskiest

resembling the smell of musk; having a heady or pungent sweet aroma

Derived forms of musky

muskiness, noun

British Dictionary definitions for musky (2 of 2)

musky2
/ (ˈmʌskɪ) /

noun plural muskies

an informal name for the muskellunge
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Book Your Online Tutor Now