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[mil-kee] /ˈmɪl ki/
adjective, milkier, milkiest.
of or like milk, especially in appearance or consistency.
white or whitish in color.
giving a good supply of milk.
meek, tame, timid, or spiritless.
Origin of milky
1350-1400; Middle English; see milk, -y1
Related forms
milkily, adverb
milkiness, noun Unabridged
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Examples from the web for milky
  • It tasted moist and milky fresh, with a texture as smooth as silk.
  • It was midwinter, and the stream that ran alongside us was frozen over, forming graceful terraces of milky ice.
  • He even stopped to buy us cups of spiced milky tea, served in old jam jars.
  • She sat in the back and smiled at him from the milky darkness of the car's interior.
  • The duck's roasted bones are simmered into an exquisite milky broth.
  • When threatened, the marine invertebrates produce two chemical secretions, ink and a milky mix of substances called opaline.
  • No drama with a clawed, slimy, milky-eyed monster for its subterranean villain can be properly considered realistic.
  • Corresponding clips from the series are played on the tiny, milky overhead screens.
  • The flavor is delicate with a wonderfully milky combination of sweet and tang.
  • Dessert is a bowl of fruit accompanied with hot sweet, milky tea.
British Dictionary definitions for milky


adjective milkier, milkiest
resembling milk, esp in colour or cloudiness
of or containing milk
spiritless or spineless
(Judaism) another word for milchik
Derived Forms
milkily, adverb
milkiness, noun
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Word Origin and History for milky

late 14c., from milk (n.) + -y (2). Related: Milkily; milkiness.

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