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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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  • This earth is white like chalk, and makes the water thick and milky.

  • Our balloon plunged into a milky vapour quite warm from the sun.

    My Double Life Sarah Bernhardt
  • New stars swam into their autumnal places, and the milky Way came majestically to its own.

    The Wave Algernon Blackwood
  • You have seen it hidden in her eyes and you have seen it in the milky eyes of the twins.

    Now We Are Three Joe L. Hensley
  • And if the atmosphere be thick with vapour, the sky assumes a milky colour, and the blue tint is lost in that of the medium.

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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