Definition of smudgy in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈsməjē/

adjective (smudgier, smudgiest)

Having blurred or smeared marks on the surface: a smudgy photograph
More example sentences
  • It was a printed piece of computer paper, covered in the smudgy black scrawl of a scanned newspaper article.
  • Papa gave every note, even the white slip with his name and ID number printed in smudgy ink, to Mama.
  • He had left two smudgy fingerprints on the polished glass.



Pronunciation: /-jəlē/
Example sentences
  • Like Hickman's piece above, this marvelously textured and smudgily colored work manifests a simplicity of presentation with a complication of content.
  • They and other visitors certainly deserve a better selection of goods than those shown on page 38, or the smudgily printed teacloths and apron shown below.
  • Usually on yellow tracing paper, most of the visualizations are done in pencil and colored pencil, and with their sensitive lines and smudgily applied color they are undoubtedly art.


Example sentences
  • The background was left empty and the smudginess of the portrait reflects the haste of the commission.
  • This also gave them experience with the smudginess of pastels, so they could try to minimize smears and fingerprints on their work.
  • As to grain, fairly evident in both black-and-white and color, it doesn't exhibit any smudginess to cause a softening of the image.

Words that rhyme with smudgy

bhaji, budgie, pudgy, sludgy

For editors and proofreaders

Syllabification: smudg·y

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