One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A ring-shaped puff of smoke exhaled by a smoker.
- ‘Umberto shrugged, she puffed again and blew a languid smoke ring.’
- ‘Turning the last page, he lit it up and puffed out a smoke ring.’
- ‘Clearly,’ he said with an air of finality, and blew a smoke ring my way.’
- ‘My father - my adopted father, that is - hadn't smoked, and I had never seen anybody blow a smoke ring, except in films.’
- ‘‘I don't believe in good and evil, ‘he deadpans, eye contact perfect as he produces a ragged smoke ring.’’
smoke ring/ˈsmōk ˌriNG/
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