silky

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From silk +‎ -y.

Pronunciation[edit]

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
    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

References[edit]

  • silky in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913
  • silky” in Dictionary.com Unabridged, v1.0.1, Lexico Publishing Group, 2006.
  • silky” in Microsoft's Encarta World English Dictionary, North American Edition (2007)
  • Random House Webster's Unabridged Electronic Dictionary (1987-1996)