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sooty

[ soot-ee, soo-tee ]
/ ˈsʊt i, ˈsu ti /
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adjective, soot·i·er, soot·i·est.
covered, blackened, or smirched with soot.
consisting of or resembling soot.
of a black, blackish, or dusky color.
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Origin of sooty

Middle English word dating back to 1200–50; see origin at soot, -y1

OTHER WORDS FROM sooty

soot·i·ly, adverbsoot·i·ness, nounun·soot·y, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for sooty

sooty
/ (ˈsʊtɪ) /

adjective sootier or sootiest
covered with soot
resembling or consisting of soot

Derived forms of sooty

sootily, adverbsootiness, noun
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