sooty


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soot·y

 (so͝ot′ē, so͞o′tē)
adj. soot·i·er, soot·i·est
1. Covered with or as if with soot.
2. Of or producing soot.
3. Blackish or dusky in color.

soot′i·ness n.

sooty

(ˈsʊtɪ)
adj, sootier or sootiest
1. covered with soot
2. resembling or consisting of soot
ˈsootily adv
ˈsootiness n

soot•y

(ˈsʊt i, ˈsu ti)

adj. soot•i•er, soot•i•est.
1. covered or blackened with soot.
2. consisting of or resembling soot.
3. of a black or dusky color.
[1200–50]
soot′i•ly, adv.
soot′i•ness, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.sooty - of the blackest black; similar to the color of jet or coal
achromatic, neutral - having no hue; "neutral colors like black or white"
2.sooty - covered with or as if with soot; "a sooty chimney"
dirty, soiled, unclean - soiled or likely to soil with dirt or grime; "dirty unswept sidewalks"; "a child in dirty overalls"; "dirty slums"; "piles of dirty dishes"; "put his dirty feet on the clean sheet"; "wore an unclean shirt"; "mining is a dirty job"; "Cinderella did the dirty work while her sisters preened themselves"

sooty

adjective
Of the darkest achromatic visual value:
Translations
أسْوَد كالشُّحارمُلَوَّث بالشُّحار
černý jako sazečerný od sazí
sodetsodfarvet
kormos
kolsvartursótugur
čierny ako sadzačierny od sadze
is gibiislikurumlusimsiyah

sooty

[ˈsʊtɪ] ADJ (sootier (compar) (sootiest (superl))) → hollinoso (fig) → negro como el hollín

sooty

[ˈsʊti] adjnoir(e) de suie

sooty

adj (+er)rußig; buildings covered with a sooty depositmit einer Rußschicht bedeckte Gebäude; a dull sooty blackein trübes, rußfarbenes Schwarz; sooty particlesRußpartikel pl

sooty

[ˈsʊtɪ] adj (-ier (comp) (-iest (superl))) → fuligginoso/a

soot

(sut) noun
the black powder left after the burning of coal etc.
ˈsooty adjective
1. covered with soot.
2. of the colour of soot.
ˈsootiness noun
References in classic literature ?
The sweep's name was Sooty, and one day when they were playing near the well, Malcolm fell in and would have been drowned had not Sooty dived in and rescued him, and the water had washed Sooty clean and he now stood revealed as Malcolm's long-lost father.
But that darkness was licked up by the fierce flames, which at intervals forked forth from the sooty flues, and illuminated every lofty rope in the rigging, as with the famed Greek fire.
She had carried her face pure as a lily through all the foul and sooty air.
Mugridge's face turned white under its sooty veneer, and when Wolf Larsen called for a rope and a couple of men, the miserable Cockney fled wildly out of the galley and dodged and ducked about the deck with the grinning crew in pursuit.
Animate London, with smarting eyes and irritated lungs, was blinking, wheezing, and choking; inanimate London was a sooty spectre, divided in purpose between being visible and invisible, and so being wholly neither.
The first man I saw was of a meagre aspect, with sooty hands and face, his hair and beard long, ragged, and singed in several places.
He was very busy marshaling the little black vagabonds of tin cups and pour- ing into them the streaming, iron colored mixture from a small and sooty tin pail.
I continued mentally--"Look at the sooty smoke in that hollow, and know that there is your post
Others, very dusty, came from beneath carpets, and lastly a sooty bundle was dragged down the chimney.
According to the vulgar idea, the fire in his laboratory had been brought from the lower regions, and was fed with infernal fuel; and so, as might be expected, his visage was getting sooty with the smoke.
laughed both the sooty wretches; and the diabolical sounds seemed, in truth, a not unapt expression of the fiendish character which Legree gave them.
Nicholas will probably have to go on climbing down sooty chimneys, Christmas eve, forever, and conferring kindness on other people's children, to make up for deserting his own.