silvery

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Etymology[edit]

silver +‎ -y

Adjective[edit]

silvery (comparative silverier, superlative silveriest)

  1. Resembling silver in color, shiny white.
    • Alexander Pope (1688-1744)
      All the enameled race, whose silvery wing / Waves to the tepid zephyrs of the spring.
    • 2014 April 21, “Subtle effects”, The Economist, volume 411, number 8884: 
      Manganism has been known about since the 19th century, when miners exposed to ores containing manganese, a silvery metal, began to totter, slur their speech and behave like someone inebriated.
  2. Sprinkled or covered with silver.
  3. Having the clear, musical tone of silver; soft and clear in sound.
    a silvery laugh

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