What does the word musty mean?

    Part of speech: noun

  • Mustiness.

  • Part of speech: adverb

  • Mustily.

  • Part of speech: adjective

  • Having a moldy odor; stale.

Usage examples for musty

  1. Out then he must come, and leave his musty books. – A Lecture on Physical Development, and its Relations to Mental and Spiritual Development, delivered before the American Institute of Instruction, at their Twenty-Ninth Annual Meeting, in Norwich, Conn., August 20, 1858 by S.R. Calthrop
  2. She shall bring the fresh air of the forest into these musty halls! – Lucky Pehr by August Strindberg
  3. The book was there, its pages still musty from the moist air at sea. – The Moghul by Thomas Hoover