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;
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.



Example sentences
  • 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.


Pronunciation: /ˈsməʊkɪnəs/
Example sentences
  • 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.

Words that rhyme with smoky

chokey, croaky, folkie, folky, hokey, hokey-cokey, hoki, jokey, karaoke, Loki, okey-dokey, Okie, pokey, poky, trochee

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