silky

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle English sylky, equivalent to silk +‎ -y.

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Adjective[edit]

silky (comparative silkier, superlative silkiest)

  1. Similar in appearance or texture (especially in softness and smoothness) to silk.
    cloth with a silky lustre
    silky hair
  2. Smooth and pleasant; seductive.
    a silky wine
    a silky voice
    silky skills
  3. (botany) Covered in long, slender, glistening hairs pressed close to the surface; sericeous.

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Noun[edit]

silky (plural silkies)

  1. Alternative spelling of silkie

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