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adj. smok·i·er, smok·i·est
1. Emitting smoke in profuse volume: a smoky stove.
2. Mixed or filled with smoke: smoky corridors.
3. Resembling smoke: a smoky haze.
4. Discolored or soiled with or as if with smoke: "The smoky Sicilian afternoon sun tinged the green landscape with red" (Mario Puzo).
5. Tasting of smoke: smoky sausages.

smok′i·ly adv.
smok′i·ness n.


(sməuk) noun
1. the cloudlike gases and particles of soot given off by something which is burning. Smoke was coming out of the chimney; He puffed cigarette smoke into my face.
2. an act of smoking (a cigarette etc). I came outside for a smoke.
1. to give off smoke.
2. to draw in and puff out the smoke from (a cigarette etc). I don't smoke, but he smokes cigars.
3. to dry, cure, preserve (ham, fish etc) by hanging it in smoke.
smoked adjective
treated with smoke. smoked cheese.
ˈsmokeless adjective
1. allowing no smoke. Our part of the town is a smokeless zone.
2. burning without smoke. smokeless fuel.
ˈsmoker noun
a person who smokes cigarettes etc. When did you become a smoker?; He's a pipe-smoker.
ˈsmoking noun
the habit of smoking cigarettes etc. He has given up cigarette-smoking at last; Smoking can damage your health.
ˈsmoky adjective
1. filled with, or giving out (too much) smoke. The atmosphere in the room was thick and smoky.
2. like smoke in appearance etc.


smoke detector
a device in a building which sounds a fire alarm when smoke passes through it.
ˈsmokescreen noun
1. a cloud of smoke used to conceal the movements of troops etc.
2. something intended to conceal one's activities etc.
go up in smoke
1. to be completely destroyed by fire. The whole house went up in smoke.
2. to vanish very quickly leaving nothing behind. All his plans have gone up in smoke.
References in classic literature ?
Over the fireplace were suspended six or seven shields of wood, with coats-of-arms rudely daubed upon them, which showed by their varying degrees of smokiness and dirt that they had been placed there at different periods.
That's about right - rich and dry coffee, with a bit of liquorice root in there and smokiness too.
Lots of pliable black plum fruit on the bouquet with a little smokiness.
The Glenlivet Nadurra Peated Whisky Cask Finish has an elegant, aromatic smokiness complemented by rich, spicy fruits thanks to its finish in American oak casks that previously held heavily-peated Scotch Whisky.
TIP: To get an authentic smokiness you could smoke the tomatoes over wood chips, but that's a lot more work.
The smokiness, sweetness and saltiness work great with so many pasta dishes.
But that quickly mellows into a pleasant quartermile-downwind-of-a-top-flight-barbecue-joint smokiness," the article states.
The coffee company was founded to introduce the subtleties of artisan coffee to the suburbs where coffee drinkers are most familiar with the smokiness highlighted by larger brands.
Halfway, the juices from the meat drips on to the charcoal, releasing sudden flares and imparting that heady smokiness to the meat.
This 11% abv Imperial Porter (stronger than a Baltic Porter) straight from De Molen in the Netherlands is all about rich malts, chocolate and dark fruits, a little smokiness finishes this wonderfully dark smooth beer.
Pick Tempranillo: The earthy quality of this variety, combined with tangy red fruit, is perfect with the smokiness of gumbo's base and the spice of the sausage.
You want the oven hot enough to crisp up the edges just enough to impart some roasted smokiness.