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creamy

[kree-mee] /ˈkri mi/
adjective, creamier, creamiest.
1.
containing cream.
2.
resembling cream in consistency or taste; soft and smooth.
3.
having a yellowish-white color; cream-colored.
4.
Informal.
  1. beneficial or profitable:
    a creamy arrangement for profit sharing.
  2. slick, facile, or superficial:
    His later movies are too creamy.
Origin of creamy
1425-1475
1425-75; late Middle English. See cream, -y1
Related forms
creamily, adverb
creaminess, noun
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  • The creamy texture of her skin had flushed to rosiness in the cold fountain.

    Two Thousand Miles Below Charles Willard Diffin
  • The pileus is creamy, with brownish spots, firm, surface dry.

  • Sorbet should not freeze hard; it should be a creamy liquid and ice cold.

    Desserts and Salads Gesine Lemcke
  • She raises her eyes to his and colors richly all through her creamy skin.

    Molly Bawn Margaret Wolfe Hamilton
  • Her child was beautiful, with the creamy fairness of Gueldres, and as pure as the sky.

    In Kings' Byways Stanley J. Weyman
British Dictionary definitions for creamy

creamy

/ˈkriːmɪ/
adjective creamier, creamiest
1.
resembling cream in colour, taste, or consistency
2.
containing cream
Derived Forms
creamily, adverb
creaminess, noun
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Word Origin and History for creamy
adj.

mid-15c., from cream (n.) + -y (2). Related: Creamily; creaminess.

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