musky [mus′kē]
muskier, muskiest
of, like, or smelling of musk

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  • Musky — Musk y, a. Having an odor of musk, or somewhat the like. Milton. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • musky — musk y, n. The {muskellunge}. [Colloq.] [PJC] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • musky — UK [ˈmʌskɪ] / US adjective Word forms musky : adjective musky comparative muskier superlative muskiest similar to musk in smell a musky scent/perfume Derived word: muskiness noun uncountable …   English dictionary

  • musky — {{11}}musky (adj.) c.1600, from MUSK (Cf. musk) + Y (Cf. y) (2). Related: Muskiness. {{12}}musky (n.) late 19c., short for MUSKRAT (Cf. muskrat) or MUSKELLUNGE (Cf. muskellunge). Also muskie …   Etymology dictionary

  • musky — [[t]mʌ̱ski[/t]] ADJ GRADED A musky smell is strong, warm, and sweet. She dabbed a drop of the musky perfume behind each ear …   English dictionary

  • musky — musky1 muskiness, n. /mus kee/, adj., muskier, muskiest. of or like musk, as an odor: a musky perfume. [1600 10; MUSK + Y1] musky2 /mus kee/, n., pl. muskies. muskellunge. [MUSK(ELLUNGE) + Y2] * * * …   Universalium

  • musky — adj. Musky is used with these nouns: ↑scent, ↑smell …   Collocations dictionary

  • musky — mus|ky [ mʌski ] adjective similar to MUSK in smell: a musky scent/perfume ╾ mus|ki|ness noun uncount …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • musky — adjective like musk: a musky smell muskiness noun (U) …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • musky — musk•y [[t]ˈmʌs ki[/t]] adj. musk•i•er, musk•i•est of or like musk, as an odor: a musky perfume[/ex] • Etymology: 1600–10 musk′i•ness, n …   From formal English to slang

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