\ 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

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 Its owner has shown up on multiplex screens as a milky-eyed villain in the Tom Cruise vehicle Jack Reacher and in prime-time living rooms as an eccentric homeowner on an episode of Parks and Recreation. A. O. Scott, The Atlantic, 17 May 2022 The milky texture glides onto your skin like butter and quickly absorbs into the skin. ELLE, 10 May 2022 The dust will bring some dry air, milky skies and high temperatures to the region through the end of the week, but Caracozza said the dust likely won’t have a huge effect on Floridians’ health. Olivia Lloyd, Sun Sentinel, 13 June 2022 Heretofore, black holes have only been identified as supermassive objects at the centers of massive galaxies like our own milky way, or gravitationally bound to a stellar companion. Bruce Dorminey, Forbes, 11 June 2022 The milky essence soaked right into my combo skin, leaving a light veil of moisture with no greasy residue. Ariana Yaptangco, Glamour, 3 June 2022 Then apply water to create a milky emulsion that will rinse away all debris and impurities. Grooming Playbook, The Salt Lake Tribune, 26 May 2022 It’s a sweet, rich, milky bread that sticks to the roof of your mouth. Jenn Harriscolumnist, Los Angeles Times, 14 May 2022 The moon will glow a scarlet color during this year's first total lunar eclipse on Sunday -- a stark contrast to its ordinarily milky white sheen. Megan Marples And Ashley Strickland, CNN, 13 May 2022 See More

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First Known Use of milky

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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30 Jun 2022

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“Milky.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 6 Jul. 2022.

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More Definitions for milky


\ 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


\ 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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