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Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
▪ a relatively mild chili with a rich, smoky flavor
▪ The smoky flavors of the grilled rabbit combine perfectly with the spicy peanut-chili dipping sauce.
▪ Dried Chilies Ancho: A relatively mild chili with a rich, smoky flavor.
▪ Very dark, smoky flavor with a hint of tobacco.
▪ Sauvignon blancs have a unique smoky quality that seems to marry with the smoky flavors imparted by the grill.
▪ The very mild flesh takes on a good smoky flavor.
smoky bacon
▪ a smoky old diesel engine
▪ Differs from marsh terns in winter by square white tail, smoky underwing and no sharply defined white shoulder.
▪ Hiding from the rain in a smoky bar we missed the twelve o'clock chiming of the Town Hall clock.
▪ It's real smoky and that.
▪ It is a lotus of sixteen petals of a smoky purple hue, and its element is ether, space.
▪ Mercedes and Luisa begin bringing in dinner: plates of rice, beans and crema, a smoky cream cheese.
▪ Now that the smoky fug had cleared a little, Marcus could smell the peculiar decay and soap combination coming from Gleeson.
▪ One contained a gorgeous silky fabric in smoky cherry pink with thin gray stripes and a satiny backing.
▪ The smoky flavors of the grilled rabbit combine perfectly with the spicy peanut-chili dipping sauce.
The Collaborative International Dictionary

Smoky \Smok"y\, a. [Compar. Smokier; superl. Smokiest.]

  1. Emitting smoke, esp. in large quantities or in an offensive manner; fumid; as, smoky fires.

  2. Having the appearance or nature of smoke; as, a smoky fog. ``Unlustrous as the smoky light.''

  3. Filled with smoke, or with a vapor resembling smoke; thick; as, a smoky atmosphere.

  4. Subject to be filled with smoke from chimneys or fireplace; as, a smoky house.

  5. Tarnished with smoke; noisome with smoke; as, smoky rafters; smoky cells.

  6. Suspicious; open to suspicion. [Obs.]

    Smoky quartz (Min.), a variety of quartz crystal of a pale to dark smoky-brown color. See Quartz.

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

early 14c., "emitting smoke," from smoke (n.) + -y (2). Meaning "filled with smoke" and meaning "resembling smoke" are from late 14c. Of flavors, from 1540s; of colors, from 1550s. Related: Smokiness.


a. Filled with or giving off smoke.

  1. adj. marked by or emitting or filled with smoke; "smoky rafters"; "smoky chimneys"; "a smoky fireplace"; "a smoky corridor" [ant: smokeless]

  2. tasting of smoke; "smoky sausages"

  3. [also: smokiest, smokier]


Smoky may refer to:


  • Smoky Babe (1927–1975), American acoustic blues guitarist and singer born Robert Brown
  • Smoky Burgess (1927–1991), American Major League Baseball catcher
  • Smoky Dawson (1913–2008), Australian country music performer born Herbert Brown
  • Henry Harris (ice hockey) (1905-1975), Canadian hockey player
  • Smoky Owens (1912-1942), American baseball pitcher in the Negro Leagues
  • Smoky Joe Wood (1889–1985), American Major League Baseball pitcher
  • Lois Smoky (1907–1981), Kiowa painter


  • Smoky Cape, Australia
  • Smoky River, Alberta, Canada
  • Smoky Point, Alaska
  • Smoky Township, Sherman County, Kansas
  • Smoky Range, a small mountain range in Montana
  • Smoky Hills, central United States
  • Smoky Mountain (disambiguation)
  • Smoky Dome, a mountain in Idaho
  • Smoky Lake (Blaine County, Idaho)


  • Smoky (1933 film), starring Victor Jory
  • Smoky (1946 film), starring Fred MacMurray, based on the Will James novel (see below)
  • Smoky (1966 film), the 1966 remake, starring Fess Parker


  • Smoky (dog), a war dog in World War II
  • the title character of Smoky the Cow Horse, a children's novel by Will James
Smoky (dog)

Smoky (c. 1943 – 21 February 1957), a Yorkshire Terrier, was a famous war dog who served in World War II. She weighed only and stood tall. Smoky is credited with beginning a renewal of interest in the once obscure Yorkshire Terrier breed.

Smoky (1946 film)

Smoky is a 1946 film based on a novel by Will James. It stars Fred MacMurray and Anne Baxter.

Smoky (1966 film)

Smoky is a 1966 western film, directed by George Sherman. It stars Fess Parker, Diana Hyland, Katy Jurado and Hoyt Axton.

It earned rentals in the US and Canada of $4 million.

Smoky (1933 film)

Smoky is a 1933 American Western film directed by Eugene Forde and written by Stuart Anthony and Paul Perez. The film stars Victor Jory, Irene Bentley, Frank Campeau, Hank Mann, LeRoy Mason and Leonid Snegoff. The film was released on December 8, 1933, by Fox Film Corporation.

Usage examples of "smoky".

Sivaraksa made a quick, cursive annotation in the notebook he had opened on his desk, then slid it beneath the smoky gray cube of a paperweight.

Her eyes were smoky marbles in a bust of discolored lapis lazuli, and I regarded her at that moment as an angel of transcendent apehood, a woman well ahead of her time.

He rubbed the engraved opal that was the bezel of the ring and it began to glow like a brightening ember, smoky crimson shot with livid green at first, then kindling to a vivid scarlet.

I sold The Good Times out on Campus Boul and was eventually recruited to distribute a rival publication called After Dark, basically a skin mag, whose cover each week featured a blurry color separation of an unclothed full-busted beauty whose smoky look smoldered above the fold in the vending machines where I placed the papers.

The air smelt smoky from the braaivleis fires which had been lit on the parade ground immediately outside the hall.

Elphinstone suddenly cried out at a number of tongues of smoky red flame leaping up above the houses in front of them against the hot, blue sky.

Dark and smoky, it had loads of atmosphere, played good, old fashioned, dancey rock and roll, had a pool table or two, and no one batted an eye when he and Zach held hands a little.

From outside, a smoky haze obscured details, but Dex could see the ominous shapes form as they strode closer.

In the evenings, when mist enveloped the huge construction project, the builders would withdraw into their barracks, close the windows and light smoky fires of damp twigs outside the doors to drive away the swarms of mosquitoes and gnats which filled the air with a sinister, high-pitched buzzing.

Gustav Fiers, dapper in an exquisitely tailored white suit sharing drinks with a group of similarly-clad men at a table in a smoky nightclub.

By then Greg Grom had finished his public pie-eating and was delivering a brief speech on the indomitable spirit on the Smoky Mountain folk.

With this lisping, coaxing, companionable sea the serene and sparkling sky, the glow beyond the worlds, the listening isles--demure and dim--the air moist, pacific and fragrant--what concern of mine if the smoky messenger from the stuffy town never comes?

When I leaned over the edge of the creek to see if I had damaged the culvert, peering through the smoky mist, a great lunker of a cutthroat came floating out, belly up.

The three were sitting in the smoky shadows of the Mos Eisley Cantina, sipping green Pica Thundercloud and watching the bounty hunters drift in from around the galaxy: Weequays, Aqualish, Arcona, Defels, Kauronians, Fneebs, Quill-heads, Bomodons, Alpheridians - and the inevitable Ganks.

Their smoky red light sent long shadows weaving across the flaking frescoes of the naos and put red sparks in the glossy black circle of the shrine.