1. resembling milk in color not clear

milky glass

Syn: ↑milky, ↑milklike
Similar to: ↑opaque
Derivationally related forms: ↑milk (for: ↑milky)
2. of something having a color tending toward white
Syn: ↑off-white
Similar to: ↑achromatic, ↑neutral

Useful english dictionary. 2012.


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  • whitish — adjective see white I …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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