Definition of smoky
1 : emitting smoke especially in large quantities a smoky fireplace
2a : having the characteristics of or resembling smoke a smoky hazeb : suggestive of smoke especially in flavor or odor
3a : filled with smoke a smoky roomb : made dark or black by or as if by smoke
4 : having a low throaty quality a smoky voice
smokilyplay \ˈsmō-kə-lē\ adverb
smokinessplay \ˈsmō-kē-nəs\ noun
Examples of smoky in a Sentence
Her dress was a smoky blue.
Her smoky voice drew me in.
She gave him a smoky look.
Recent Examples of smoky from the Web
A touch of both the housemade, fiery jalapeno crema and the smoky chipotle salsa offered in squeeze bottles at the table made all the difference.
Each model wore a smoky eye and oversized pearl earrings.
And her mascara of choice to top off that smoky eye is Lancôme's Hypnose Mascara.
As far as we’re concerned, this mixer is destined for a pour of tequila or smoky mezcal and a plate of shrimp tostadas.
Photo by Steffi Victorioso The meaty menu is loaded with smoky goodness.
The kitchen wraps potatoes in foil and leaves them in the Josper’s embers overnight, so in the morning, the resulting smoky potatoes, with just a kiss of cream and sprinkled with chives, are worth an asterisk on the menu.
Hundreds of residents, many of whom were asleep when the blaze broke out, were forced to flee over the coming hours down a cramped, dark and smoky stairwell — the building’s only escape route.
Hundreds of other residents, many who had been asleep when the blaze broke out shortly before 1 a.m., were forced to flee down dark and smoky stairwells.
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First Known Use of smoky
SMOKY Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of smoky for English Language Learners
: filled with smoke
: having a flavor, taste, or appearance of smoke
: very attractive or sexy
SMOKY Defined for Kids
Definition of smoky for Students
1 : giving off smoke especially in large amounts smoky stoves
2 : filled with or darkened by smoke The sky was gray and smoky. — Margo Sorenson, Firewatch
3 : having a flavor, taste, or appearance of smoke
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