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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Nothing is quite as bewitching as a full moon, and Tsha's titular single from an upcoming sophomore EP catches all the mysterious charm of a 3:00 AM dance in the milky light of a cosmic sky. Billboard Staff, Billboard, "First Spin: The Week's Best New Dance Tracks From Avicii & David Guetta, Tinlicker, Petit Biscuit & More," 23 Aug. 2019 Bubble tea, a sweet beverage that can be milky or fruity, originated in Taiwan, a region the government in Beijing considers a renegade province. Naomi Xu Elegant, Fortune, "How Hong Kong’s Protests Are Roiling the World’s Booming Bubble Tea Market," 22 Aug. 2019 The milky texture feels so soothing and nourishing, especially after spending a long day outside in the sun. Kaitlyn Frey, PEOPLE.com, "I Swapped My Entire Skincare Routine for Kylie Skin to See If It's Really Worth the Hype," 15 July 2019 Its light and milky texture absorbs easily into the skin with a soft satin finish, and ingredients like shea butter and soy proteins increase elasticity and firm and tone the skin to rid of fine lines over time. Tanisha Pina, Allure, "Dermstore’s Massive Labor Day Beauty Sale Has Already Started — Here’s What to Shop," 28 Aug. 2018 Beason expects the creek to run milky with sediment and higher flows for about five to seven days. Author: Evan Bush, Anchorage Daily News, "Massive boulders, floodwater rush down Mount Rainier after glacial outburst," 9 Aug. 2019 The milky visages of the moon crew are part of a 50th anniversary tribute to the moon landing at the Ohio State Fair in Columbus. Jason Daley, Smithsonian, "Apollo 11 Mission Memorialized with 2,200 Pounds of Butter," 30 July 2019 The Perfect Day culinary team experimented with flavors that riff on the country’s top three sellers — chocolate, strawberry and vanilla — and landed on milky chocolate, vanilla salted fudge and vanilla blackberry toffee. Janelle Bitker, SFChronicle.com, "Bay Area company releases ice cream made with real dairy but no cows, at $20 a pint," 11 July 2019 Ancient sandstone hardened by heat and shifting of the Earth’s crust, the milky white rock can be found throughout much of Connecticut. Peter Marteka, courant.com, "Exploring the banks of the Bantam River under the shade of giant hemlocks," 5 July 2019

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First Known Use of milky

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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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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