silken

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle English silken, from Old English seolcen (made of silk, silken), equivalent to silk +‎ -en.

Pronunciation[edit]

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Adjective[edit]

silken (not comparable)

  1. Made of silk.
    a silken veil
  2. Having a smooth, soft, or light texture, like that of silk; suggestive of silk.
  3. (figuratively, of speech, singing, oratory, etc.) Smoothly uttered; flowing, subtle, or convincing in presentation.
    • Shakespeare
      Silken terms precise.
  4. (obsolete) Dressed in silk.
    • Shakespeare
      A [] silken wanton.

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Verb[edit]

silken (third-person singular simple present silkens, present participle silkening, simple past and past participle silkened)

  1. (transitive) To render silken or silklike.
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