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[kree-mee] /ˈkri mi/
adjective, creamier, creamiest.
containing cream.
resembling cream in consistency or taste; soft and smooth.
having a yellowish-white color; cream-colored.
  1. beneficial or profitable:
    a creamy arrangement for profit sharing.
  2. slick, facile, or superficial:
    His later movies are too creamy.
Origin of creamy
1425-75; late Middle English. See cream, -y1
Related forms
creamily, adverb
creaminess, noun Unabridged
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Examples from the web for creamy
  • The outer walls of the dwellings were plastered with a smooth coat of mud, and the upper facades painted creamy white.
  • You'll need a smooth, creamy, crystallized honey that you'll use as your seed or starter.
  • The creamed spinach is buttery without being excessively creamy.
  • The risotto turned out smooth and creamy, its colorful contents playing brightly off the stout-colored rice.
  • It's a soupy, creamy street food that's recently entered the realm of haute cuisine.
  • Another friend pretty much only likes foods that are beige: pasta, potatoes, creamy sauces.
  • Rice grits cook up with a texture that's creamy, sticky or pearly depending on how you treat them.
  • The two pieces of white bread with the creamy goodness between them had finally arrived.
  • Apparently the fruit's sweet, creamy center is a treasure worth pursuing if you can bear the stink and get past the spiky husk.
  • Put butter in a bowl, and with small wooden spoon work until creamy.
British Dictionary definitions for creamy


adjective creamier, creamiest
resembling cream in colour, taste, or consistency
containing cream
Derived Forms
creamily, adverb
creaminess, noun
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Word Origin and History for creamy

mid-15c., from cream (n.) + -y (2). Related: Creamily; creaminess.

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