Definition of mouldy in English:


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Pronunciation: /ˈməʊldi
(US moldy)

adjective (mouldier, mouldiest; US moldier, moldiest)

  • 2 informal Tediously old-fashioned: mouldy conventions
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    • Forget the moldy old slide-show party.
    • They feel entitled to de-clutter their lives from those mouldy old ancestral obligations.
    • He loved it until he played a chess game with moldy old Uncle Hooya… and lost.
  • 2.1chiefly British Dull or depressing: evenings filled with mouldy old shows
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    • The only sign of life there today came from a mouldy old caravan, all steamy windows and grimed with neglect, where a radio was playing Sunday morning music of the popular kind.
    • Now this is more fun than mouldy old CDs - we had more snow this morning, from around 7: 30 am onwards.
    • Not another mouldy old book to add to your ever growing collection!



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  • The mixture of fresh green, and slightly dusty mouldiness
  • The starter of oysters with potatoes and Dunsyre blue was really three starters in one (alas, the salty freshness of oysters doesn't complement the mouldiness of blue cheese); the confit duck leg came in a dense, treacly reduction.
  • A hard Norwegian cheese of exceptional mouldiness and sharp flavour.

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