Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The property of being milky.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. State or quality of being milky.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The state of being milky, or of resembling milk in quality or appearance.
  • n. Hence Blandness; mildness; softness.

Etymologies

milky +‎ -ness (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • It is round and rich, with ample blackcurrant, a kind of milkiness (I guess "soft" or "velvet" is a more common description), and some black pepper at the finish.

    Chinalyst - China blogs in English

  • The rule is about flavour and was devised for native oysters because their spawning gives them a slight and harmless milkiness in summer months.

    Letters: Recipe for disaster

  • And despite the snowy-white Santa Claus beard he's growing for the role, and a very faint milkiness around the edges of his brilliant blue eyes, he's still trim and healthy, a necessity given the rigours of the role – wailing at the heavens, going mad, dying.

    Derek Jacobi's King Lear: 'I've always felt slightly young for the role, but now I'm 72…'

  • And I think the point of rice pudding is intense milkiness, unsullied by the thickeners often slipped into stove-top pudding, and distinct grains of ever-so-slightly chewy rice.

    Northern Comfort

  • I remember a certain creaminess about it, if not milkiness.

    Got Milk?

  • I wonder, would perfumistas from a non-dairy-foods culture, East Asia for example, appreciate milkiness in a perfume?

    Got Milk?

  • He could smell the sweet, sad milkiness of her skin.

    The Forgotten Garden

  • I like the consistency and the milkiness that the cookie picks up.

    chocolate hazelnut biscotti | smitten kitchen

  • My companion for the day Matt persuaded me to accept a soft, misshapen morsel of pure milkiness called Constant Bliss from the knife of the attendant at Jasper Hill Farm.

    Unfancy like Me

  • It has the intense green pepperiness of dandelion greens and the milkiness a dandelions sticky sap.

    Archive 2007-08-01

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