Origin of smoky
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Related Wordsgloom, obscurity, dusk, dark, blackness, twilight, duskiness, murk, murkiness, eclipse, shadiness, dimness, shade, nightfall, cloudiness, blackout, crepuscule, brownout, black, smother
Examples from the Web for smokiness
He resented the smokiness, but hated to wallop him; there was so little to wallop.
It is generally discoverable by the smokiness of the wax, and faintness of the re-impression.
It smells of the freshest, purest fragrance, after the smokiness of Harley Street.North and South
Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell
A vapor, a strange puff of smokiness exploded from it, and disappeared instantly.Invaders from the Infinite
John Wood Campbell
His smokiness turned from a soft coal to an anthracite hue, and he went off his feed.
- emitting, containing, or resembling smoke
- emitting smoke excessively or in the wrong placea smoky fireplace
- of or tinged with the colour smokea smoky cat
- having the flavour of having been cured by smoking
- made dark, dirty, or hazy by smoke
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Word Origin and History for smokiness
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