Soot vs Grimy - What's the difference?

soot | grimy |


As a noun soot

is fine black or dull brown particles of amorphous carbon and tar, produced by the incomplete combustion of coal, oil etc.

As a verb soot

is to cover or dress with soot.

As an adjective grimy is

stained, or covered with grime.

soot

English

(wikipedia soot)

Noun

(-)
  • Fine black or dull brown particles of amorphous carbon and tar, produced by the incomplete combustion of coal, oil etc.
  • Synonyms

    * lampblack

    See also

    * carbon black

    Verb

    (en verb)
  • To cover or dress with soot.
  • to soot land
    (Mortimer)

    Anagrams

    *

    grimy

    English

    Adjective

    (er)
  • Stained, or covered with grime.
  • *
  • , title=(The Celebrity), chapter=5 , passage=Then came a maid with hand-bag and shawls, and after her a tall young lady. She stood for a moment holding her skirt above the grimy steps,
  • (music) From the urban musical genre called grime.
  • * {{quote-news, year=2009, date=November 27, work=BBC
  • , title= Jimi Hendrix's Voodoo Child has 'best guitar riff' , passage=Riffs from older songs seem to be more popular, as only two from the past decade made it into the top 20. They were Muse's Plug In Baby, at 11, and The White Stripes' grimy Seven Nation Army at 15. }}