also smoky, c. 1300, smoki, "emitting smoke," especially in a troublesome way; "full of smoke," from smoke (n.) + -y (2). Of atmosphere, etc., "having the appearance or nature of smoke," late 14c. Of flavors, from 1540s; of colors, from 1550s; of voices, by 1966. Related: Smokiness. Smoky eye as an eyeshadow color technique is by 1974. Smokish "resembling smoke," is from late 15c.
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