American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adj. Emitting smoke in profuse volume: a smoky stove.
- adj. Mixed or filled with smoke: smoky corridors.
- adj. Resembling smoke: a smoky haze.
- adj. Discolored or soiled with or as if with smoke: "The smoky Sicilian afternoon sun tinged the green landscape with red” ( Mario Puzo).
- adj. Tasting of smoke: smoky sausages.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Emitting smoke, especially much smoke; smoldering: as, smoky fires.
- Having the appearance or nature of smoke.
- Filled with smoke, or with a vapor resembling it; filled with a haze; hazy: as, a smoky atmosphere.
- Subject to be filled with smoke from the chimneys or fireplaces.
- Emitting smoke in an objectionable or troublesome way: said of chimneys, stoves, etc., sending out smoke, at fireplaces and pipe-holes, into the house, because of poor draft.
- Stained or tarnished with smoke.
- Quick to smoke an idea; keen to smell out a secret; suspicious.
- Of the color of smoke; of a grayish-brown color.
- adj. Filled with smoke.
- adj. Of a colour or colour pattern similar to that of smoke.
- adj. Having flavour like smoke.
- adj. music, informal Having a dark, thick, bass sound.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. Emitting smoke, esp. in large quantities or in an offensive manner; fumid.
- adj. Having the appearance or nature of smoke.
- adj. Filled with smoke, or with a vapor resembling smoke; thick.
- adj. Subject to be filled with smoke from chimneys or fireplace.
- adj. Tarnished with smoke; noisome with smoke
- adj. obsolete Suspicious; open to suspicion.
- adj. tasting of smoke
- adj. marked by or emitting or filled with smoke
- smoke + -y (Wiktionary)
“April can get smoky from the burning and is usually nice temperature March is nice too.”
“As most of these occurred on stage in smoky comedy clubs before garnering his fame, this is where he chooses to return.”
“I spent much of the early 1990s in smoky taxis in the Caucasus mountains, covering a series of small post-Soviet conflicts that built up to the war in Chechnya.”
“As for Miss Edgeworth, she was tall and slim and elegant and as pretty as any picture with her dark shiny curls and eyes that some described as smoky and others as violet, though all were agreed that they were uncommonly lovely.”
“The place is usually described as smoky, but I thought it less so than the central parts of London.”
“Lucinda's voice could be described as smoky or gravelly, I suppose; it is definitely not smooth, but there is no artifice in it, nothing phony.”
“Lee Woo-sing, a gold trader since the age of 15, recalls the smoky jazz club above the Canidrome, where black American musicians played late into the night.”
“One translucent brown variety is called smoky topaz because it creates a haze in the light around it.”
“Venters recalled the smoky haze of the saloon, the dark-visaged men, the huge Oldring.”
“It's called smoky now but it's been done in India since the 1960s and 70s.”
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