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  • n. The characteristic of being musky.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The quality or state of being musky; the scent of musk.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The quality or state of being musky; the scent of musk.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. having the olfactory properties of musk


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  • They say things like, “Oh, the bones of the fish give it a nice crunch!” or “The muskiness is so refreshing!”

    From the stack: Oishinbo: Izakaya: Pub Food

  • The air is infused with woodsy muskiness, honeysuckle, wild mushrooms, freshly washed chlorinated sheets hanging drenched on a clothes line.

    Ménage A Bleu

  • I turned off the light and watched the movement of the herd block stars low in the sky, breathed the muskiness that followed them on their journey.

    Miracles, Inc.

  • The morning after he always smelled of tallow and incense and an exciting, foreign muskiness.


  • Hands on the table, leaning in close enough to smell the sweet muskiness of her perfume.


  • I substituted Pecrino, which might have been a tad sharper and salter than Manchego, but still had the good muskiness of a sheep's milk cheese.

    The Dangers of Faux Risotto

  • As he twisted around in the passenger seat, he was close enough to detect the scent of her freshly shampooed hair, and a slight muskiness from under her sleeveless blouse.

    The Body Ricardo

  • He could still smell the sickening heavy odor of fresh blood, could taste its disgustingly salty muskiness in his mouth.

    Baby Games

  • It had a striking melon flavor, but the unpleasant muskiness came too quickly forward.

    Daniel Shumski: Cherry-Infused Vodka

  • There was virtually no aroma, save a faint earthy muskiness.

    Thermo Refur


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  • My father's bait-tin twenty years ago

    locked-in the same lush juicy muskiness

    and, opened recently, effused

    all of the scent of bankside stoups.

    - Peter Reading, Earthworks, from For the Municipality's Elderly, 1974

    June 22, 2008