Share this entry

Share this page

Milky Way

Syllabification: Milk·y Way

Definition of Milky Way in English:

1A faint band of light crossing the sky, made up of vast numbers of faint stars. It corresponds to the plane of our Galaxy, in which most of its stars are located.
1.1The galaxy in which our sun is located.

Definition of Milky Way in:

Share this entry

Share this page


What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove ads and access premium resources

Word of the day colloquy
Pronunciation: ˈkäləˌkwē
a conversation