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smoky

[smoh-kee] /ˈsmoʊ ki/
adjective, smokier, smokiest.
1.
emitting smoke, especially in large amounts.
2.
hazy; darkened or begrimed with smoke.
3.
having the character or appearance of smoke:
smoky colors.
4.
pertaining to or suggestive of smoke:
a smoky haze.
5.
of a dull or brownish gray; cloudy.
Origin
1275-1325
1275-1325; Middle English; see smoke, -y1
Related forms
smokily, adverb
smokiness, noun
unsmokily, adverb
unsmokiness, noun
unsmoky, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for smokily

smoky

/ˈsməʊkɪ/
adjective smokier, smokiest
1.
emitting, containing, or resembling smoke
2.
emitting smoke excessively or in the wrong place: a smoky fireplace
3.
of or tinged with the colour smoke: a smoky cat
4.
having the flavour of having been cured by smoking
5.
made dark, dirty, or hazy by smoke
Derived Forms
smokily, adverb
smokiness, noun
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Word Origin and History for smokily

smoky

adj.

early 14c., "emitting smoke," from smoke (n.) + -y (2). Meaning "filled with smoke" and meaning "resembling smoke" are from late 14c. Of flavors, from 1540s; of colors, from 1550s. Related: Smokiness.

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