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[kree-mee] /ˈkri mi/
adjective, creamier, creamiest.
containing cream.
resembling cream in consistency or taste; soft and smooth.
having a yellowish-white color; cream-colored.
  1. beneficial or profitable:
    a creamy arrangement for profit sharing.
  2. slick, facile, or superficial:
    His later movies are too creamy.
Origin of creamy
1425-75; late Middle English. See cream, -y1
Related forms
creamily, adverb
creaminess, noun Unabridged
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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


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

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

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