milky

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

milk +‎ -y

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

milky (comparative milkier, superlative milkiest)

  1. Resembling milk in color or consistency.
    • Alexander Pope
      pails high foaming with a milky flood
    • Arbuthnot
      milky juice
  2. (color science, informal) Of the black in an image, appearing as dark gray rather than black.
  3. (colloquial) Cowardly.
    • Shakespeare
      Has friendship such a faint and milky heart?
  4. (obsolete) Yielding milk.
    • Roscommon
      milky mothers

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