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
Recent Examples on the Web The name is a reference to the milky tea that is drunk hot in Hong Kong, with tapioca pearls in Taiwan, and iced and sweetened in Thailand. The Economist, "What is the Milk Tea Alliance?," 24 Mar. 2021 In her garden, Ms. Palmer mixes the cultivar with similarly pallid species such as milky Sally Holmes roses and white Japanese anemones. Kathryn O’shea-evans, WSJ, "Spring’s Most Coveted Flowers? Pale Dahlias for the Garden," 24 Mar. 2021 Instead of ordinary paper cups, the cafe, inspired by pictures of trendy-looking bottles shared on social media, decided to serve its thick, milky drinks in plastic baby bottles. chicagotribune.com, "Cafes serve drinks in baby bottles, sparking craze and backlash across Gulf Arab states," 16 Mar. 2021 The researchers did find that milky tea might fail to activate KCNQ5 channels in lab testing. Chris Smith, BGR, "This drink you have in your home right now can lower blood pressure, and now we know why," 14 Mar. 2021 Launching today, the milky, lightweight serum is a welcome addition to anyone who, like me, craves healthy, radiant skin, but also doesn't want to look like a Krispy Kreme doughnut. Karina Hoshikawa, refinery29.com, "Tatcha Just Launched The Dewy Serum — & My Oily Skin Can’t Get Enough," 22 Dec. 2020 The king was the shy, awkward Louis XV, and his lover was Madame du Barry, whose flushed cheeks and milky décolletage were the stuff of legends. Tori Telfer, refinery29.com, "The Sordid Tale Of The Woman Who Scammed Marie-Antoinette," 24 Feb. 2021 The Shortbread cookie is noticeably superior to the Trefoil — crispy and light, not exactly buttery but milky, and with a slight saltiness to contrast with the sugar. Los Angeles Times, "The official Girl Scout cookie power rankings," 24 Feb. 2021 The king was the shy, awkward Louis XV, and his lover was Madame du Barry, whose flushed cheeks and milky décolletage were the stuff of legends. Tori Telfer, refinery29.com, "The Sordid Tale Of The Woman Who Scammed Marie-Antoinette," 23 Feb. 2021

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First Known Use of milky

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Milky.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/milky. Accessed 10 Apr. 2021.

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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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