adjective, stal·er, stal·est.
verb (used with or without object), staled, stal·ing.
SYNONYMS FOR stale
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Origin of stale1
OTHER WORDS FROM stalestalely, adverbstaleness, noun
Definition for stale (2 of 2)
verb (used without object), staled, stal·ing.
Origin of stale2
Example sentences from the Web for stale
The air in the Panagia church has “a stale wood and mold base, top notes of apple and rosewater, and a spicy heart of myrrh and cinnamon.”
These loaves are often quite thick and, even if they’re beginning to go stale, pretty fresh in the middle.Turn that old bread into pizza in less than 30 minutes|By Farideh Sadeghin/Saveur|January 29, 2021|Popular Science
One night, when we ran out of graham crackers, I got creative with a couple of almost-stale chocolate chip cookies.Have s’more fun with pretzels, caramel, toasted coconut and cookies|Daniela Galarza|January 12, 2021|Washington Post
He had junked many of Target’s big but stale brands and launched 30 new store brands in 30 months in areas like home goods and apparel, some of which became billion-dollar businesses in their first year.How Bed Bath & Beyond’s CEO tamed its trademark coupons—and turned the retailer around|Phil Wahba|November 10, 2020|Fortune
Take your time, allow yourself to get lost in the process, and breathe some new life into your stale bread.Homemade, seasoned breadcrumbs add crunch and flavor to pastas, vegetables and more|Jesse Szewczyk|October 30, 2020|Washington Post
Belong to t'other zide o' the moor, and come staling shape to our zide.Lorna Doone|R. D. Blackmore
The occation was for staling a small bark of littell or no vallue.Diary of Richard Cocks Vol. I|Richard Cocks
Is it not perceivable that it had, on the contrary, a staling quality?
He straightened his slouched shoulders, and the fog left his eyes and the fumes of staling alcohol quit his brain.Old Judge Priest|Irvin S. Cobb
They show by degrees the gradual, and then the rapid, staling of Rosalie's fond sympathies.