Definition of Silky

1. Adjective. Having a smooth, gleaming surface reflecting light. "Slick seals and otters"

Exact synonyms: Satiny, Silken, Silklike, Sleek, Slick
Similar to: Bright
Derivative terms: Satin, Silk, Silkiness, Sleekness, Slickness



Definition of Silky

1. a. Of or pertaining to silk; made of, or resembling, silk; silken; silklike; as, a silky luster.

Definition of Silky

1. Adjective. Similar in appearance or texture (especially in softness and smoothness) to silk. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Silky

1. resembling silk [adj SILKIER, SILKIEST] / a glossy-coated terrier [n SILKIES]

Medical Definition of Silky

1. 1. Of or pertaining to silk; made of, or resembling, silk; silken; silklike; as, a silky luster. 2. Hence, soft and smooth; as, silky wine. 3. Covered with soft hairs pressed close to the surface, as a leaf; sericeous. Silky oak, a lofty Australian tree (Grevillea robusta) with silky tomentose lobed or incised leaves. It furnishes a valuable timber. Origin: Silkier; Silkiest. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Silky

silkscreens
silktail
silktails
silkware
silkwares
silkwear
silkweed
silkweeds
silkwoman
silkwomen
silkwood
silkworm
silkworm moth
silkworm seed
silkworms
silky (current term)
silky anteater
silky cornel
silky dogwood
silky elm
silky oak
silky pocket mouse
silky tamarin
silky terrier
silky willow
silky wisteria
sill
sillabication
sillabub
sillabubs

Literary usage of Silky

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1. Cyclopedia of American Horticulture: Comprising Suggestions for Cultivation by Liberty Hyde Bailey, Wilhelm Miller (1900)
"Similar to the former, but lower and less silky, almost leafless: fls. yellow, very small, in numerous panicled racemes ; corolla glabrous. May, June. ..."

2. The Flora of British India by Joseph Dalton Hooker (1879)
"Branches densely clothed with short spreading silky hairs; bracts sometimes opposite, £ in. long, densely silky on the back. ..."

3. Suomalais-englantilainen sanakirja by Severi Alanne (1919)
"(as) fine (1. soft) as silk, silky, ... with silky hair; silky, -kauppa silk trade, trade In silk, ..."

4. Suomalais-englantilainen sanakirja by Severi Alanne (1919)
"-hiukset silky (1. silken) hair; -hohto silky luster], ... with silky hair; silky. -kauppa silk trade, trade In silk, ..."

5. Suomalais-englantilainen sanakirja by Severi Alanne (1919)
"-hiukset silky (1. silken) hair; -hohto silky luster], ... with silky hair: silky, -kauppa silk trade, trade In silk, ..."

6. The Standard Cyclopedia of Horticulture: A Discussion for the Amateur, and by Liberty Hyde Bailey (1917)
"Branchlets distinctly glandular: Ivs. beneath on the veins often silky and bearded. NW China. Potaninii, Batal. (B. Wilsonii, Bean). (After No. 7. ..."

7. Machine Design by William Ledyard Cathcart (1903)
"Appearance of fractures, silky. e. Fractured Plate A along outside row of rivet ... Appearance of fractures, silky, lamellar. h. Fractured both plates along ..."

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