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1. Emitting smoke, especially. In large quantities or in an offensive manner; fumid; as, smoky fires.

2. Having the appearance or nature of smoke; as, a smoky fog. Unlustrous as the smoky light.

3. Filled with smoke, or with a vapor resembling smoke; thick; as, a smoky atmosphere.

4. Subject to be filled with smoke from chimneys or fireplace; as, a smoky house.

5. Tarnished with smoke; noisome with smoke; as, smoky rafters; smoky cells.

6. Suspicious; open to suspicion.

(Science: chemical) Smoky quartz, a variety of quartz crystal of a pale to dark smoky-brown colour. See Quartz.

Origin: Smokier; Smokiest.