- A foul smell of stale beer permeated the whole building.
- The room was filled with the reek of stale beer and cigarettes.
- Have you got any stale cheese that I can bait the mousetrap with?
- In the cathedral vaults the air was dank and stale.
- Her breath was a little stale.
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noun [ U ] uk /ˈsteɪl.nəs/ us /ˈsteɪl.nəs/