Definition of Sooty

1. Adjective. Of the blackest black; similar to the color of jet or coal.

Exact synonyms: Coal-black, Jet, Jet-black, Pitchy
Similar to: Achromatic, Neutral
Derivative terms: Pitch, Soot



2. Adjective. Covered with or as if with soot. "A sooty chimney"
Similar to: Dirty, Soiled, Unclean
Derivative terms: Soot, Sootiness

Definition of Sooty

1. a. Of or pertaining to soot; producing soot; soiled by soot.

2. v. t. To black or foul with soot.

Definition of Sooty

1. Adjective. of, relating to, or producing soot ¹

2. Adjective. soiled with soot ¹

3. Adjective. of the color of soot ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Sooty

1. covered with soot [adj SOOTIER, SOOTIEST] : SOOTILY [adv]

Medical Definition of Sooty

1. 1. Of or pertaining to soot; producing soot; soiled by soot. "Fire of sooty coal." 2. Having a dark brown or black colour like soot; fuliginous; dusky; dark. "The grisly legions that troop under the sooty flag of Acheron." 3. Sooty albatross, a tern (Sterna fuliginosa) found chiefly in tropical seas. (04 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Sooty

soothsayer
soothsayers
soothsaying
soothsayings
soothsays
sootier
sootiest
sootily
sootiness
sootinesses
sooting
sootish
sootless
sootlike
soots
sooty (current term)
sop up
sopaipilla
sopaipillas
sopapilla
sopapillas
sopcheite
soph
sopheric
sopherim
sophi
sophies
sophism
sophisms
sophist

Literary usage of Sooty

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1. Fungous Diseases of Plants: With Chapters on Physiology, Culture Methods and by Benjamin Minge Duggar (1909)
"WEBBER, HJ sooty Mold of the Orange and Its Treatment. Div. ... Nevertheless, the fruit infested by the sooty mold is seriously injured from the commercial ..."

2. Fungous Diseases of Plants: With Chapters on Physiology, Culture Methods and by Benjamin Minge Duggar (1909)
"WEBBER, HJ sooty Mold of the Orange and Its Treatment. ... The sooty mold is a disease which is probably distributed throughout all moist citrus-growing ..."

3. Fungous Diseases of Plants: With Chapters on Physiology, Culture Methods and by Benjamin Minge Duggar (1909)
"\VEBBER, HJ sooty Mold of the Orange and Its Treatment. ... The sooty mold is a disease which is probably distributed throughout all moist citrus-growing ..."

4. Manual of Tree Diseases by William Howard Rankin (1918)
"The mycelium of the sooty mold fungi is, however, dark colored and appears to the eye as black. As in the case of the powdery mildews, the mycelium is ..."

5. Manual of Tree Diseases by William Howard Rankin (1918)
"The mycelium of the sooty mold fungi is, however, dark colored and appears to the eye as black. As in the case of the powdery mildews, the mycelium is ..."

6. Handbook to the Birds of Australia by John Gould (1865)
"Head, chin, back and sides of neck, upper part of the back, lesser wing-coverts, edge of the under surface of the wing, and the primaries sooty brown; ..."

7. Handbook of Birds of the Western United States: Including the Great Plains by Florence Merriam Bailey (1902)
"Adults : eyelids white, area around eyes blackish ; sides of head and throat sooty ; rest of under parta light smoky gray ..."

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