Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Covered with or as if with soot.
  • adjective Of or producing soot.
  • adjective Blackish or dusky in color.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • To black or foul with soot.
  • Covered or marked with soot; black with soot.
  • Producing soot.
  • Produced by soot; consisting of soot.
  • Resembling soot; dark; dusky.
  • In zoology and botany, fuliginous; of a dusky or dark fuscous color: specifically noting many animals.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Of or pertaining to soot; producing soot; soiled by soot.
  • adjective Having a dark brown or black color like soot; fuliginous; dusky; dark.
  • adjective (Zoöl.) an albatross (Phœbetria fuliginosa) found chiefly in the Pacific Ocean; -- called also nellie.
  • adjective (Zoöl.) a tern (Sterna fuliginosa) found chiefly in tropical seas.
  • transitive verb rare To black or foul with soot.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective of, relating to, or producing soot
  • adjective soiled with soot
  • adjective of the color of soot
  • verb To blacken or make dirty with soot.

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

  • adjective covered with or as if with soot
  • adjective of the blackest black; similar to the color of jet or coal

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Examples

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  • Unlike in other cases, I've read about, my iPod continued to spew smoke and spit sparks while throwing out some kind of sooty substance from the inside of the iPod for several minutes after removing the cable from the computer.

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  • The "sooty" sounds of jazz express those suddenly liberated energies in all their ambivalence: sexual license, the disintegration of family ties (a girl leaves her baby brother on the street to dash inside for a copy of "The Trombone Blues"), the new militant politics.

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