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adjective stale pronunciation in American English /steɪl/
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comparativestaler
superlativestalest
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  1. 1
    stale food such as bread is old and no longer fresh

    a package of stale crackers

    get/go stale:

    Wrap the bread up well or it’ll get stale.

  2. 2
    used for describing something that does not smell fresh or pleasant

    stale air

  3. 4
    if you are stale, you have done something so often that you can no longer do it well or be interested in it
    get/go stale:

    He was getting stale and wanted a new job.

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