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Meaning of SOOTY

Pronunciation:  'sûtee

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[adj]  of the blackest black; similar to the color of jet or coal
 

SOOTY is a 5 letter word that starts with S.

 

 Synonyms: achromatic, coal-black, jet, jet-black, pitchy
 

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. \Soot"y\, a. [Compar {Sootier}; superl. {Sootiest}.] [AS.
    s?tig. See {Soot}.]
    1. Of or pertaining to soot; producing soot; soiled by soot.
       ``Fire of sooty coal.'' --Milton.
    
    2. Having a dark brown or black color like soot; fuliginous;
       dusky; dark. ``The grisly legions that troop under the
       sooty flag of Acheron.'' --Milton.
    
    {Sooty albatross} (Zo["o]l.), an albatross ({Ph[oe]betria
       fuliginosa}) found chiefly in the Pacific Ocean; -- called
       also {nellie}.
    
    {Sooty tern} (Zo["o]l.), a tern ({Sterna fuliginosa}) found
       chiefly in tropical seas.
    
    
  2. \Soot"y\, v. t.
    To black or foul with soot. [R.]
    
          Sootied with noisome smoke.              --Chapman.
    
    
 

 

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