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 Joining a lineup of bath products (compostable body wipes, a sea salt soak, and hydrating milky powder), Maude today launches its latest body product, a hydrating bath and body oil aptly named Oil. Karina Hoshikawa, refinery29.com, "Maude Just Launched A Pretty Sensual Body Oil — And We Tried It Out," 26 Mar. 2020 These milky dough balls are incredibly soft and submerged in a syrup that is just shy of cloying, making for the ideal bite-sized ending to a meal. Lindsey Mcclave, The Courier-Journal, "This Indian restaurant in Middletown serves flavorful dishes flecked with vibrant spices," 18 Mar. 2020 In the streets, peddlers pushing carts sell the hot, milky drink traditionally made from ground orchid tubers. Amelia Nierenberg, New York Times, "For Many U.S. Turks, Salep Is Beloved but Elusive," 4 Feb. 2020 Turmeric gives food its bright color and earthy depths; yogurt is the cooling accompaniment to spice-heavy meals; and chickpea flour is used as a thickener or a base for spicy fritters and in milky sweets. Priya Krishna, Bon Appétit, "The Creamy-Sour Soup I Need On All Sick Days (And Winter, In General)," 24 Feb. 2020 Depending on mineral type and concentration, the pools range from mustard yellow to milky jade to sapphire to deep navy. Emily Matchar, Smithsonian Magazine, "Nine Rare Natural Phenomena Worth Traveling For," 20 Feb. 2020 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

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First Known Use of milky

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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29 Mar 2020

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“Milky.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/milky. Accessed 7 Apr. 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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