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adjective, lak·i·er, lak·i·est.
  1. of, relating to, or resembling a lake.
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Origin of laky1

First recorded in 1605–15; lake1 + -y1


  1. of the color of a lake pigment.
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Origin of laky2

First recorded in 1840–50; lake2 + -y1
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Historical Examples

  • The quaint heptahedral lamps threw splashed shimmers of topaz colour across the laky pavement.


    Christopher Morley

British Dictionary definitions for laky


adjective lakier or lakiest
  1. of the reddish colour of the pigment lake
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laky in Medicine


  1. Having a transparent, bright-red appearance. Used of serum or plasma containing hemoglobin from hemolyzed red blood cells.
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