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soot·y / ˈsoŏtē/ • adj. (soot·i·er, soot·i·est) covered with or colored like soot: the front of the fireplace was blackened and sooty his olive skin and sooty eyes. ∎  used in names of birds and other animals that are mainly blackish or brownish black, e.g.,sooty tern.DERIVATIVES: soot·i·ly / ˈsoŏtəlē/ adv.soot·i·ness n.

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