Definition of milky in English:



  • 1Containing or mixed with a large amount of milk.

    ‘a cup of sweet milky coffee’
    • ‘I don't like weak, milky tea, but I'd drink it rather than complain.’
    • ‘But at least my coffee was just how I like it: strong but milky.’
    • ‘It's milky and flavourful, with an unmistakable blue cheese taste that fades just enough after each spoonful to keep you digging in for more.’
    • ‘In terms of soups, both the borscht and the ocrochka, a cold milky concoction of potatoes, egg, ham, green onion, dill and cucumber, are delicious.’
    • ‘There was a vague element of milky coffee to it but if the label had not so informed me I'd have failed to identify the flavour.’
    • ‘Prepare one large mug of milky coffee and one smaller, stronger mugful, easy on the white stuff.’
    • ‘To finish this festive breakfast, here is the sweet grape hearthbread, which is just as good to serve with rich milky coffee or a cup of tea.’
    • ‘Rows of high backed leatherette banquettes filled with happy shoppers smoking tabs and drinking frothy milky coffee.’
    • ‘It's not milky or sweet like normal hot chocolate, it's dark and sultry.’
    • ‘Unfortunately, because I'm not used to drinking such milky beverages, I was an unaware victim of milk moustache.’
    • ‘Somalis offer a milky tea and burn incense to welcome visitors.’
    • ‘In the early mornings he would stand in his dressing gown at the window, sipping a cup of milky coffee, while his valet ran his bath.’
    • ‘After the collapse, I hastily bowed out and retired for a mug of hot, milky, sugary coffee.’
    • ‘I think the curiously Italian milky coffee they call galao in Portugal just about qualifies.’
    • ‘Less well known is ocrochka, a cold soup made of potatoes, egg, ham, green onion, dill and cucumber in a milky base.’
    • ‘We squatted on the floor and scoffed and then washed it down with sweet milky tea.’
    • ‘Nothing in the world tasted as good for breakfast as stolen rolls with some butter and jam and a mug of milky coffee.’
    • ‘The kids got to school late and she hadn't even had time to make a cup of milky coffee.’
    • ‘His eyes are large, dark and warm, and he has a complexion the color of milky coffee.’
    • ‘Flopping down in the empty armchair with my milky coffee and half a bowl of cereal, I aligned the main problems in my head in the order I was going to tackle them in.’
    1. 1.1 (of a cow) having a high milk yield.
      ‘the milky little Jersey seems to be successful in the tropics’
  • 2Resembling milk in colour.

    ‘not a blemish marred her milky skin’
    • ‘The girl was a spunky red head and had a milky complexion dotted with freckles.’
    • ‘The girl had a milky white complexion, dotted with light freckles that matched her hair.’
    • ‘The muscles beneath the milky skin jerked in a shudder.’
    • ‘The cavity then filled with the plant's sweet, milky sap.’
    • ‘His skin was milky, and his eyes a distant bluish green.’
    • ‘Within this unique ecosystem, high levels of silica, minerals and algae form a light sediment at the bottom of the lagoon, giving it a soft milky aquamarine colour.’
    • ‘The dress showed the glow of her soft milky skin.’
    • ‘The sleeve was pulled back revealing milky white skin.’
    • ‘The water used by nearly 100 families living along the eastern wall of the factory rapidly turned brackish and milky white in colour.’
    • ‘My room looked clean since all of the things in there were milky white.’
    • ‘His beautiful milky skin and white hair were stained forever by his own blood.’
    • ‘The gum resin consists of the milky sap obtained from an incision of the green matured root.’
    • ‘The soft, milky, aquamarine colour comes from the blue-green algae that thrives in the lagoon and white Silica mud, which carpets the bottom with a light natural sediment.’
    • ‘She was so mad that she knew her usual milky skin had to be red with anger.’
    • ‘Travellers, short on water rations, have died drinking the milky sap of its poisonous foliage.’
    • ‘She looks like she's going to be sick, her milky skin drained of blood.’
    • ‘It was a milky colour and looked ethereal in sunlight.’
    • ‘Then there are those whose blue eyes or milky skin or pin-straight hair enables them to glide unsuspected through the grocery store, job interview or police traffic stop.’
    • ‘The girl admired her mother's long white hair, and soft, milky skin.’
    • ‘The warm sun bathed her soft milky skin as she opened her violet eyes, and tiredly looked around the room.’
    1. 2.1 Cloudy or opaque.
      ‘the old man's milky, uncomprehending eyes’
      • ‘With no iris or pupil present, the milky orb shone opaquely with a paranormal light.’
      • ‘The urine itself may look milky or cloudy, even reddish if blood is present.’
      • ‘His eyes have gone all milky and his skin has got darker, which shows that he's about to get rid of his skin.’
      • ‘The one-way conversation lasted about 30 seconds as Moore, his face pale, eyes slightly milky and head tilting to one side, listened intently.’
      pale, white, milk-white, snow-white, whitish, off-white, cream, creamy, chalky, pearly, nacreous, ivory, alabaster, opaque, clouded, cloudy, misty, blanched, bloodless, anaemic, ashen, pallid, drained, pasty, wan, waxen, faded
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  • 3dated, informal Weak and compliant.

    ‘they just talk that way to make you turn milky’
    acquiescent, amenable, biddable, tractable, complaisant, accommodating, cooperative, adaptable
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