What does the word sooty mean?

    Part of speech: noun

  • Sootiness.

  • Part of speech: adjective

  • Of or like soot.

Usage examples for sooty

  1. Then, running to the fireplace, they, one after another, climbed on a chair and put their feet on the sooty crook. – The Scottish Fairy Book by Elizabeth W. Grierson
  2. Mr. Beauregard was kind enough to leave us an army of log houses, and his smouldering camp fires, around which a number of sooty negroes were grouped, shivering and forlorn. – Siege of Washington, D.C. by F. Colburn Adams
  3. The sky was gloomy, and the shortest streets were choked up with a dingy mist, half thawed, halt frozen, whose heavier particles descended in a shower of sooty atoms, as if all the chimneys in Great Britain had, by one consent, caught fire, and were blazing away to their dear heart's content. – The Children's Book of Christmas Stories by Various
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