mustiness mustiness

Definition(s):

  • (n) the quality of smelling or tasting old or stale or mouldy

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Usage(s):

  1. Matisse did much, at the beginning of this century, to dispel the mustiness of academic art.
  2. The venerable institution has thrown off its quaint mustiness and become one of Europe's most inviting cultural attractions.
  3. Gradually, with the passage of years, its mustiness changes to a delicate old-fashioned odor.
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