Definition of smoky in English:


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Pronunciation: /ˈsməʊki
(also smokey)

adjective (smokier, smokiest)

  • 1Filled with or smelling of smoke: a smoky office
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    • The smoky, oniony smell of the fair already filled my lungs.
    • The old image of snooker is of seedy, smoky, dimly-lit halls filled with sallow-complexioned men, pint in one hand, cigarette in the other as they wait their turn at the table.
    • There's probably more, I'm sure, but I'm tired, and I have to shower and clean off the smell from smoky bars so that I can rest.
    smoke-filled, smoggy, hazy, foggy, murky, thick; smelly
    informal reeky
    British informal fuggy
  • 1.1Producing or obscured by a great deal of smoke: smoky factory chimneys
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    • To locals and a growing number of outsiders, Pittsburgh no longer conjures up images of smoky factories turning out millions of tons of steel.
    • Another unforeseen bit of business: yuppies started paying half a million for a condo on the canal, right next to the smoky old factory.
    • There are people bustling on the market, horses and carts, trams and smokey factories to name but a few.
  • 2Like smoke in colour or appearance: her wide smoky eyes
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    • Now that I had chance to see her eyes closely I realized that they were not the dark blue I had first thought but a smoky violet colour.
    • It's very special because the foliage is a lovely smokey brown colour, which contrasts delightfully with the apricot yellow flowers.
    • I drove east, towards my home, but kept looking back in my rear view mirror at the brown, smoky haze filling the sky.
    grey, dark grey, slate grey, sooty, black, dark
  • 3Having the taste or aroma of smoked food: smoky bacon
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    • It was served with a gratin of potatoes and cabbage scented with smoky lardoons of bacon and a carafe of outstanding wine from the Juraçon.
    • Vegetables cooked on the grill develop an irresistible sweet and smoky taste.
    • Sour cream and smoky chipotle peppers in adobo sauce add a complex, fiery layer unique to a traditional party dip.



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  • Snakehips is another beautiful alto reverie, turning from smokily spinning figures to bouncing mid-tempo swing and then loose, wailing double-time.
  • Vocally, Tunstall can coo with the best of them, but she also does a lovely whisky mezzo, rasping smokily through Another Place to Fall and Suddenly I See.


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  • It was seared then rolled in ultra - coarse black pepper, which seemed to have suffused the pink centre of the fish with smokiness that added to, rather than vied with, its fresh, fishy flavour.
  • The gentle smokiness of St. Ambroise Oatmeal Stout makes grilled meats an obvious accompaniment, but be wary of strong sauces, as they will overpower the beer's subtle nuances.
  • The smokiness of his clothing, plus the profuse sweating combine to form a putrid aroma like none other I've ever witnessed.

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