Origin of smoky
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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
Word Origin and History for smokiness
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper