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milky

[mil-kee] /ˈmɪl ki/
adjective, milkier, milkiest.
1.
of or like milk, especially in appearance or consistency.
2.
white or whitish in color.
3.
giving a good supply of milk.
4.
meek, tame, timid, or spiritless.
Origin of milky
1350-1400
1350-1400; Middle English; see milk, -y1
Related forms
milkily, adverb
milkiness, noun
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  • This earth is white like chalk, and makes the water thick and milky.

  • She lost her balance, and went headlong into the milky pool.

    Cricket at the Seashore Elizabeth Westyn Timlow
  • New stars swam into their autumnal places, and the milky Way came majestically to its own.

    The Wave Algernon Blackwood
  • Had she discovered the trail which, like the milky Way, led to them?

    Virginia of Elk Creek Valley Mary Ellen Chase
  • And if the atmosphere be thick with vapour, the sky assumes a milky colour, and the blue tint is lost in that of the medium.

British Dictionary definitions for milky

milky

/ˈmɪlkɪ/
adjective milkier, milkiest
1.
resembling milk, esp in colour or cloudiness
2.
of or containing milk
3.
spiritless or spineless
4.
(Judaism) another word for milchik
Derived Forms
milkily, adverb
milkiness, noun
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Word Origin and History for milky
adj.

late 14c., from milk (n.) + -y (2). Related: Milkily; milkiness.

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