smoky

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Inflections of 'smoky' (adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house."):
smokier
adj comparative
smokiest
adj superlative

WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2020
smok•y  (smōkē),USA pronunciation adj.,  smok•i•er, smok•i•est. 
  1. emitting smoke, esp. in large amounts.
  2. hazy;
    darkened or begrimed with smoke.
  3. having the character or appearance of smoke:smoky colors.
  4. pertaining to or suggestive of smoke:a smoky haze.
  5. of a dull or brownish gray;
    cloudy.
smoki•ly, adv. 
smoki•ness, n. 
  • 1275–1325; Middle English; see smoke, -y1

Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::
smoky /ˈsməʊkɪ/ adj (smokier, smokiest)
  1. emitting, containing, or resembling smoke
  2. emitting smoke excessively or in the wrong place: a smoky fireplace
  3. having the flavour of having been cured by smoking
  4. made dark, dirty, or hazy by smoke

ˈsmokily adv ˈsmokiness n
WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2020
smoke /smoʊk/USA pronunciation   n., v.,  smoked, smok•ing. 
n. 
  1. Chemistry[uncountable] the visible vapor and gases given off by a burning substance.
  2. [uncountable] something resembling this, as mist.
  3. [countable] an act or spell of smoking something, esp. tobacco.
  4. something for smoking, as a cigarette:[countable]Have you got a smoke?
  5. [uncountable] a bluish or brownish gray.

v. 
  1. [no object] to give off smoke.
  2. to draw into the mouth and puff out (the smoke of tobacco or the like, as from a pipe or cigarette): [no object]She doesn't like to smoke.[+ object]He smoked a pack of cigarettes a day.
  3. Slang Termsto (cause to) move or travel with great speed: [no object]That throw really smoked through the air![+ object]The quarterback smoked the next pass to his tight end.
  4. to expose (rooms, etc.) to toxic vapor in order to kill insects or pests:[+ object]to smoke a room.
  5. Food to expose (meat, fish, etc.) to smoke and thus dry and flavor it:[+ object]to smoke salmon in the smokehouse.
  6. smoke out: 
    • to drive from a place of hiding by the use of smoke: [+ out + object]to smoke out the raccoons.[+ object + out]to smoke the animals out.
    • to force into public knowledge;
      expose: [+ out + object]to smoke out the traitors.[+ object + out]to smoke the traitors out with a clever trick.
Idioms
  1. Idiomsgo up in smoke, to be unsuccessful:All his plans for promotion went up in smoke.

smoke•less, adj.: so-called smokeless tobacco, or chewing tobacco.
smok•er, n. [countable]
smok•i•ness, n. [uncountable]
smok•y, adj.,  -i•er, -i•est. 

WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2020
smoke  (smōk),USA pronunciation n., v.,  smoked, smok•ing. 
n. 
  1. Chemistrythe visible vapor and gases given off by a burning or smoldering substance, esp. the gray, brown, or blackish mixture of gases and suspended carbon particles resulting from the combustion of wood, peat, coal, or other organic matter.
  2. something resembling this, as vapor or mist, flying particles, etc.
  3. something unsubstantial, evanescent, or without result:Their hopes and dreams proved to be smoke.
  4. an obscuring condition:the smoke of controversy.
  5. an act or spell of smoking something, esp. tobacco:They had a smoke during the intermission.
  6. something for smoking, as a cigar or cigarette:This is the best smoke on the market.
  7. Drugs, Slang Terms[Slang.]marijuana.
  8. Slang Termsa homemade drink consisting of denatured alcohol and water.
  9. Physicsa system of solid particles suspended in a gaseous medium.
  10. a bluish or brownish gray color.
  11. go up or  end in smoke, to terminate without producing a result;
    be unsuccessful:All our dreams went up in smoke.

v.i. 
  1. to give off or emit smoke, as in burning.
  2. to give out smoke offensively or improperly, as a stove.
  3. to send forth steam or vapor, dust, or the like.
  4. to draw into the mouth and puff out the smoke of tobacco or the like, as from a pipe or cigarette.
  5. Slang Termsto ride or travel with great speed.
  6. British Terms[Australian.]
    • to flee.
    • to abscond.

v.t. 
  1. to draw into the mouth and puff out the smoke of:to smoke tobacco.
  2. to use (a pipe, cigarette, etc.) in this process.
  3. to expose to smoke.
  4. to fumigate (rooms, furniture, etc.).
  5. Foodto cure (meat, fish, etc.) by exposure to smoke.
  6. to color or darken by smoke.
  7. smoke out: 
    • to drive from a refuge by means of smoke.
    • to force into public view or knowledge;
      reveal:to smoke out the leaders of the spy ring.
smokelike′, adj. 
  • bef. 1000; (noun, nominal) Middle English; Old English smoca; (verb, verbal) Middle English smoken, Old English smocian

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