\ ˈkrē-mē \
creamier; creamiest

Definition of creamy

1 : containing cream
2 : resembling cream (as in color, texture, or taste) a creamy consistency creamy skin a creamy voice

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Other Words from creamy

creamily \ ˈkrē-​mə-​lē \ adverb
creaminess \ ˈkrē-​mē-​nəs \ noun

Examples of creamy in a Sentence

The sauce has a smooth, creamy texture. Do you prefer creamy or crunchy peanut butter? She sings with a creamy voice.
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Increase speed to high, beat until light and creamy. The Good Housekeeping Test Kitchen, Good Housekeeping, "How to Make the Most Delicious Christmas Butter Cookies," 20 Dec. 2018 Ab-Fab Artichoke Crab Dip Serves 12 ¼ cup light/reduced-fat cream cheese 2 wedges light and creamy swiss cheese One 14-oz. Lisa Lillien,, "Hungry Girl Shares Her Recipe for a Creamy Crab and Artichoke Dip," 9 July 2018 Beat in the powdered sugar, salt, and vanilla until light and creamy, about two to three minutes. Kathryn Gregory, The Courier-Journal, "Celebrate Fourth of July with these Louisville chef throwback recipes," 2 July 2018 Using a hand mixer (or a fork), smash and whip the avocado until smooth and creamy, sifting in the cacao powder in thirds. Julia Sherman, New York Times, "A Cookbook of Artists’ Creative Summer Desserts," 22 June 2018 Using the blender’s tamping tool to push the ingredients into the blades, blend the mixture until thick and creamy. Sally Singer, Vogue, "Hollywood’s Favorite Detox Resort Launches a Delicious Vegetarian Cookbook," 13 June 2018 Gradually add cheese, whisking constantly, until grits are smooth and creamy. Claire Saffitz, Bon Appetit, "Shrimp and No-Stir Grits," 14 May 2018 Add butter, milk, sour cream and 3 / 4teaspoon salt and mash until smooth and creamy. Yotam Ottolenghi, sacbee, "These stalks are the talk of Great Britain | The Sacramento Bee," 17 Apr. 2018 But many of the winningest memories from here inevitably involve food: lobster tail fried on a stick; whelks expertly roasted in butter and chives; sweet and creamy scallop ceviche; and crisp, minerally oysters on the half shell everywhere. Tyler Graham, Condé Nast Traveler, "Exploring the Magdalen Islands, Canada's Remote Foodie Paradise," 2 Apr. 2018

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First Known Use of creamy

1618, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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English Language Learners Definition of creamy

: made with cream or tasting like cream
: thick and smooth
: smooth and soft


\ ˈkrē-mē \
creamier; creamiest

Kids Definition of creamy

1 : full of or containing cream creamy salad dressing
2 : smooth and soft creamy skin creamy peanut butter

Other Words from creamy

creaminess noun

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