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 dust is the milky hazy gray among the brighter white clouds. Jeff Berardelli, CBS News, "Saharan dust cloud cloaks U.S. Gulf Coast in choking haze," 26 June 2020 Wealthier Indians dip them in milky tea, poorer ones in water. Alia Allana, The Atlantic, "One Biscuit, a Billion Stories," 13 June 2020 Cane toads have large, triangular parotoid glands on their shoulders that secrete a milky toxin. Jay Cannon, USA TODAY, "Florida tells residents to humanely kill these invasive, toxic toads that are lethal to pets," 12 June 2020 Back at Metro Hall, the King Louis statue lost an oversized, milky hand. Sarah Ladd, The Courier-Journal, "'Sirens and chanting filled the air': What it was like covering the Breonna Taylor protest," 29 May 2020 My older brother made the sweet, milky cake about a hundred times during high school, often at the request of friends. Cnt Editors, Condé Nast Traveler, "51 International Recipes We're Tackling During Quarantine," 7 May 2020 The milky liquid that the seafood gives off during its bath is perhaps the most important component of leche de tigre, being the one that transforms it from a marinade into a beverage, and probably the source of its reputation as an aphrodisiac. Pete Wells, New York Times, "Life at Caleta 111 Revolves Around Limes and Tiger’s Milk," 18 Feb. 2020 The paneer turned crispy and caramelized on the outside, while the inside was moist and milky. Leena Trivedi-grenier, SFChronicle.com, "Bay Area cheesemakers are changing the narrative of paneer in the U.S.," 15 May 2020 That morning, 7 miles of its water turned milky with chemicals, killing some 18,000 mussels. Marion Renault, Wired, "Freshwater Mussels Are Dying—Which Is the Likeliest Culprit?," 18 Apr. 2020

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First Known Use of milky

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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29 Jun 2020

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“Milky.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/milky. Accessed 4 Jul. 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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