milky

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

Definition of milky

1 : resembling milk in color or consistency
2 : mild, timorous
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

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Frankincense is made from the milky sap of trees in the Boswelia genus, found mainly in wild trees in Africa and India. Alex Fox, Science | AAAS, "World’s supply of frankincense could go up in smoke," 1 July 2019 Just one woman was outside Comer’s around 9:30 p.m., pacing around underneath a milky layer of fog that had sunk into the city. Alice Yin, chicagotribune.com, "Simeon freshman, 15, killed in West Englewood shooting: ‘He was a baby, and they took him’," 15 June 2019 At the emergency department, a physician noted the patient — who is not named in the state’s investigation — had white, milky fluid with pus at the spot of the surgery. Jessica Seaman, The Denver Post, "At least one death, “hundreds of severe infections” linked to Porter hospital’s use of contaminated surgical instruments, lawsuit alleges," 16 June 2019 Strain through cheesecloth into a clean container, stopping just short of those milky solids. Bonnie S. Benwick, Twin Cities, "For a dose of comfort, make these classic cheese blintzes," 13 June 2019 Introduced by Swiss chocolatier Barry Callebaut, the delicacy is called ruby chocolate, an all-natural pink chocolate with berry notes, both sweet and milky smooth. Pat Lenhoff, Lake County News-Sun, "Column: Loose Ends — the summer edition," 12 June 2019 The Toblerone has an amusing shape — three-dimensional triangles joined together — and the chocolate certainly tastes richer and milkier than your average U.S. bar. Lucas Kwan Peterson, latimes.com, "The official candy bar power rankings," 11 June 2019 The shadow collection includes 16 milky pigments in shades of pink, purple, and cream – plus, both mattes and glitter. Kelsey Stiegman, Seventeen, "Too Faced Cosmetics is Dropping ANOTHER Chocolate Bar Eyeshadow Palette," 15 Nov. 2017 For those who cannot stomach milky drinks, stick with something between 98.6 and 115 degrees, with no caffeine. Heidi Mitchell, WSJ, "How Much Do Hot Drinks Help on a Cold Day?," 5 Dec. 2018

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First Known Use of milky

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of milky was in the 14th century

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milky

adjective

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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