milky

adjective
\ ˈmil-kē How to pronounce milky (audio) \
milkier; milkiest

Definition of milky

1 : resembling milk in color or consistency
3a : consisting of, containing, or abounding in milk
b : yielding milk specifically : having the characteristics of a good milk producer

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Other Words from milky

milkiness noun

Examples of milky in a Sentence

cheese with a light milky taste eyes covered by a milky glaze
Recent Examples on the Web The line of products—all recyclable—includes a cleanser, milky toner, eye cream, and face cream, but the hero product is the new Super Potent Serum. Jenna Rosenstein, Harper's BAZAAR, "Dior's Celebrity Facialist Joanna Czech Spills Her Anti-Aging Tips," 23 Jan. 2020 Submerged in curry-ish sans milky broth, a tangle of svelte, pliable and fresh tasting noodles. Matt Wake | Mwake@al.com, al, "Want a bowl of exotic comfort food? Try this local ramen spot," 16 Jan. 2020 That week had been relatively dry, so the stream was only a milky white that chlorination at least made drinkable. National Geographic, "Logging is corrupting these islands. One village fights back—and wins.," 3 Jan. 2020 Cola de Mono – Chile Hailing from the northern stretches of Chile, this drink incorporates the flavors of cinnamon, cloves, vanilla, coffee and sometimes citrus into its milky base. Lila Thulin, Smithsonian, "Nine Delicious Holiday Drinks From Around the World," 20 Dec. 2019 Our solar system is a small part of the the Milky Way galaxy, a collection of stars, gas and dust bound together by gravity and named for its appearance from Earth as a milky band of light in the sky, according to NASA. Jessie Yeung, CNN, "A 'cosmic candy cane' at the center of the Milky Way could hold clues to star formation, NASA says," 19 Dec. 2019 At first, the liquid in the dish would become milky with these remnants of the donor’s immune system. Eric Boodman, STAT, "Families are reeling after FDA rejects therapy for kids born without a thymus gland," 6 Dec. 2019 Drain the gear case lube and look for a milky color, which would indicate water in the oil. Popmech Editors, Popular Mechanics, "How To Winterize Your Boat for the Cold Months Ahead," 21 Nov. 2019 As an alternative to classic winter whites, try by pairing different neutral and cream shades together, starting with a cozy teddy coat in a milky shade. Georgina Kim, Glamour, "How to Wear the Teddy Trend This Fall and Winter," 11 Nov. 2019

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First Known Use of milky

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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16 Feb 2020

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“Milky.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/milkiest. Accessed 25 Feb. 2020.

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More Definitions for milky

milky

adjective
How to pronounce milky (audio)

English Language Learners Definition of milky

: looking or tasting like milk
: not clear
: containing a large amount of milk

milky

adjective
\ ˈmil-kē How to pronounce milky (audio) \
milkier; milkiest

Kids Definition of milky

1 : like milk especially in color milky skin
2 : containing or full of milk milky tea

milky

adjective
\ ˈmil-kē How to pronounce milky (audio) \
milkier; milkiest

Medical Definition of milky

1 : resembling milk in color or consistency milky secretion
2 : consisting of, containing, or abounding in milk

Other Words from milky

milkiness noun

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