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Definition of "smoky" []

  • Emitting smoke in profuse volume: a smoky stove. (adjective)
  • Mixed or filled with smoke: smoky corridors. (adjective)
  • Resembling smoke: a smoky haze. (adjective)
  • Discolored or soiled with or as if with smoke: "The smoky Sicilian afternoon sun tinged the green landscape with red” ( Mario Puzo). (adjective)
  • Tasting of smoke: smoky sausages. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "smoky" in a sentence
  • "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."