Part of speech: adjective

Covered with mold; hence, old; musty.

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Usage examples "mouldy":

  1. Lyon Berners looked all around, up and down the interior, from the arched ceiling to the side- walls with their window spaces and the flagstone floor with its mouldy seams. - "Cruel As The Grave", Mrs. Emma D. E. N. Southworth.
  2. It ceased, and yet a gentle murmur seemed to steal through the mouldy walls, of birds and flowers, sunlight and the open air, of once- loved mothers, and of long- forgotten homes. - "Master Skylark", John Bennett.
  3. But as for losing feeling, ' continued he, rising and cramming a few mouldy crusts into his wallet, 'that, like everything else, is past proof. - "Hypatia or, New Foes with an Old Face", Charles Kingsley.