smoky

adjective
\ ˈsmō-kē How to pronounce smoky (audio) \
variants: or less commonly smokey
smokier; smokiest

Definition of smoky

1 : emitting smoke especially in large quantities a smoky fireplace
2a : having the characteristics of or resembling smoke a smoky haze
b : suggestive of smoke especially in flavor or odor
3a : 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

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Other Words from smoky

smokily \ ˈsmō-​kə-​lē How to pronounce smokily (audio) \ adverb
smokiness \ ˈsmō-​kē-​nəs How to pronounce smokiness (audio) \ 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.
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Recent Examples on the Web

As Nikkie starts applying foundation, we’re treated to an inset shot of Snoop wearing what appears to be a white bathrobe, standing at the mic in a smoky (of course) studio. Marci Robin, Allure, "Snoop Dogg Narrated a NikkieTutorials Makeup Video and It's Perfect," 21 Apr. 2019 The members of Ateez are keenly aware of the way their smoky eyes, graphic brow art, and bright hair allows them to show different sides of themselves and get into character. Devon Abelman, Allure, "How Bold Beauty Choices Set Rookie Group Ateez Apart in the K-Pop World," 17 Apr. 2019 The chipotle limon is a buzzing, smoky-tart turn on a sugared doughnut. Dominic Armato, azcentral, "10 best donuts in Phoenix: I tried 400, sorry Dunkin' Donuts, you didn't make the cut," 30 May 2018 The ship’s boiler system is unreliable and the sad, smoky ship is prone to breakdowns. Kyle Mizokami, Popular Mechanics, "Russia’s Beleaguered Aircraft Carrier Could Be Scrapped If New Repair Yard Can’t Be Found," 9 Apr. 2019 Pour on the dark, smoky, secret-recipe dip (Lexington lingo for sauce). Frances Bailey, Country Living, "North Carolina BBQ Road Trip Route," 7 July 2014 Bold earrings by Ana Khouri and a smoky eye completed her look. Caroline Hallemann, Town & Country, "Caitriona Balfe Teases Her Outlander Co-Star Sam Heughan About His Bowtie," 26 Feb. 2019 To add even more drama to her look, the nominee went for a whispy updo, bold lip, and dark, smoky eyes. Amanda Garrity, Good Housekeeping, "Melissa McCarthy Stands Out in a Stunning Jumpsuit and Cape on the Oscars Red Carpet," 25 Feb. 2019 The paintings first started in the 1800s when women in the village painted floral displays to cover up the soot caused by smoky stoves. Megan Barber, Curbed, "The 25 most colorful cities in the world," 19 Feb. 2019

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First Known Use of smoky

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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More Definitions for smoky

smoky

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of smoky

: filled with smoke
: having a flavor, taste, or appearance of smoke
: very attractive or sexy

smoky

adjective
\ ˈsmō-kē How to pronounce smoky (audio) \
smokier; smokiest

Kids Definition of smoky

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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