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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.
An oven cranked up to 500 degrees won't give you the smokiness of Centrolina's presentation, but the softness and char will be there.
There was a crusty and peppery char on the outside that created a nice smokiness and slight crispiness.
It does not have that smokiness that may not be everyone's favorite flavor palate.
Atom Beers, Hull - Dark Matter An aroma of rich dark chocolate with a lovely delicately sweet smokiness.
I loved the unusual (but very flattering) shimmery pistachio for daytime, then adding the darker shades into the socket line for evening smokiness.
I loved the unusual (but very flattering) shimmery pistachio for daytime, and then adding the darker shades into the socket line for evening smokiness.
The product has a touch of sweetness and a hint of smokiness, offering a unique flavor combination.
The smokiness, for one thing, plus "it's more fluid and sweeter than other spirits," Marin says.
Barrel time has, however, endowed the wine with attractive extra touches of chocolate, vanilla and smokiness.
But that quickly mellows into a pleasant quartermile-downwind-of-a-top-flight-barbecue-joint smokiness," the article states.