smoky

adjective \ ˈsmō-kē \
variants: or less commonly smokey
Updated on: 16 Nov 2017

Definition of smoky

smokier; smokiest
1 : emitting smoke especially in large quantities
  • a smoky fireplace
2 a : having the characteristics of or resembling smoke
  • a smoky haze
b : suggestive of smoke especially in flavor or odor
3 a : filled with smoke
  • a smoky room
b : made dark or black by or as if by smoke
4 : having a low throaty quality
  • a smoky voice

smokily

play \ˈsmō-kə-lē\ adverb

smokiness

play \ˈsmō-kē-nəs\ noun

Examples of smoky in a Sentence

  1. Her dress was a smoky blue.

  2. Her smoky voice drew me in.

  3. She gave him a smoky look.

Recent Examples of smoky from the Web

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First Known Use of smoky

14th century


SMOKY Defined for English Language Learners

smoky

adjective

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

smoky

adjective \ ˈsmō-kē \

Definition of smoky for Students

smokier; smokiest
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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