What does smoky mean?

Definitions for smoky
ˈsmoʊ kismoky

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. smokyadjective

    marked by or emitting or filled with smoke

    "smoky rafters"; "smoky chimneys"; "a smoky fireplace"; "a smoky corridor"

  2. smokyadjective

    tasting of smoke

    "smoky sausages"


  1. smokyadjective

    Filled with smoke.

  2. smokyadjective

    Of a colour or colour pattern similar to that of smoke.

  3. smokyadjective

    Having flavour like smoke.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Smokyadjective

    Etymology: from smoke.

    O he’s as tedious
    As a tir’d horse, or as a railing wife,
    Worse than a smoky house. William Shakespeare.

    Victorious to the top aspires,
    Involving all the wood in smoky fires. Dryden.

    London appears in a morning drowned in a black cloud, and all the day after smothered with smoky fog, the consequence whereof proves very offensive to the lungs. Gideon Harvey.

    If blast septentrional with brushing wings
    Sweep up the smoky mists, and vapours damp,
    Then woe to mortals. Philips.

    Is sooner found in lowly sheds,
    With smoky rafters, than in tap’stry halls
    And courts of princes. John Milton.

    Morpheus, the humble god, that dwells
    In cottages and smoky cells,
    Hates gilded roofs and beds of down;
    And though he fears no prince’s frown,
    Flies from the circle of a crown. John Denham.


  1. smoky

    Smoky generally refers to something filled with, covered or emitting smoke, often as a result of burning. It can characterize flavors or aromas reminiscent of smoke or having a hazy or cloudy appearance. In gemology, "smoky" describes a certain type of quartz with a dark, smoky color.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Smoky

    emitting smoke, esp. in large quantities or in an offensive manner; fumid; as, smoky fires

  2. Smoky

    having the appearance or nature of smoke; as, a smoky fog

  3. Smoky

    filled with smoke, or with a vapor resembling smoke; thick; as, a smoky atmosphere

  4. Smoky

    subject to be filled with smoke from chimneys or fireplace; as, a smoky house

  5. Smoky

    tarnished with smoke; noisome with smoke; as, smoky rafters; smoky cells

  6. Smoky

    suspicious; open to suspicion


  1. Smoky

    Smoky, a Yorkshire Terrier, was a famous war dog who served in World War II. She weighed only 4 pounds and stood 7 inches tall. Smoky is credited with beginning a renewal of interest in the once obscure Yorkshire Terrier breed.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of smoky in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of smoky in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of smoky in a Sentence

  1. Jeffrey Lewis:

    The location of the launch, the thick, smoky appearance of the exhaust and the fact that there is only one rocket trail all suggest this was the short-range ballistic missile that North Korea showed in North Korea propaganda.

  2. Gavin Newsom:

    This is the most impactful step our state can take to fight climate change, californians shouldn't have to worry if our cars are giving our kids asthma. Our cars shouldn't make wildfires worse — and create more days filled with smoky air. Cars shouldn't melt glaciers or raise sea levels threatening our cherished beaches and coastlines.

  3. Amelia Edmundson:

    Maybe put it in funky pony tails and go back to your child's stage or something like that to have a little fun with it, practice doing eyelashes, practice doing a cut crease, smoky eye, contouring your nose or overlining your lips. All the things that you have not wanted to try because you were so intimidated to, try because no one is going to see you.

  4. Chef Lola:

    At home, whenever we are having parties, we do n’t cook our jollof rice on the stovetop. We use open fire, so the jollof rice has a smoky taste, which makes it more delicious, so, I roast the bell peppers to achieve a similar, or very close, taste. It makes a lot of difference.

  5. Andrea Zahumensky:

    With Reba’s southern roots and entrepreneurial spirit, she truly embodies the values of the Colonel and the crowd-pleasing flavor of our Smoky Mountain BBQ.

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