[soot-ee, soo-tee]
adjective, sootier, sootiest.
covered, blackened, or smirched with soot.
consisting of or resembling soot.
of a black, blackish, or dusky color.

1200–50; Middle English; see soot, -y1

sootily, adverb
sootiness, noun
unsooty, adjective Unabridged
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sooty (ˈsʊtɪ)
adj , sootier, sootiest
1.  covered with soot
2.  resembling or consisting of soot

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Example sentences
The ants cultivate the fungus, turning it into a sooty mold that acts as living
  cement, reinforcing the structure of their traps.
Smoke from hearth fires has coated the bark walls and sago-leaf ceiling, giving
  the hut a sooty odor.
The sooty particles in the atmosphere heat it further.
Some coals are particularly smoky, sooty or otherwise undesirable, while others
  burn cleaner.
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