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me·tal·lic

 (mĭ-tăl′ĭk)
adj.
1. Of, relating to, or having the characteristics of a metal.
2. Containing a metal: a metallic compound.
3. Having a quality suggesting or associated with metal, especially:
a. Lustrous; sparkling: metallic colors.
b. Sharp-tasting: an unpleasant, metallic flavor.
4. Harshly resonant: "the strange metallic note of the meadow lark, suggesting the clash of vibrant blades" (Ambrose Bierce).
n.
1. A yarn or fiber made of, containing, or resembling metal.
2. A fabric, typically shiny or iridescent, made of such yarn or fiber.

me·tal′li·cal·ly adv.

metallic

(mɪˈtælɪk)
adj
1. (Chemistry) of, concerned with, or consisting of metal or a metal
2. suggestive of a metal: a metallic click; metallic lustre.
3. (Chemistry) chem (of a metal element) existing in the free state rather than in combination: metallic copper.
meˈtallically adv

me•tal•lic

(məˈtæl ɪk)

adj.
1. of, pertaining to, or consisting of metal.
2. of the nature of or suggesting metal, as in luster, resonance, or hardness.
3.
a. (of a metal element) being in the free or uncombined state: metallic iron.
b. containing or yielding metal.
n.
4.
a. a yarn or fiber made partly or entirely of metal and having a metallic appearance.
b. a fabric made of such a yarn or fiber.
[1560–70; < Latin < Greek]
me•tal′li•cal•ly, adv.
met•al•lic•i•ty (ˌmɛt lˈɪs ɪ ti) n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.metallic - a fabric made of a yarn that is partly or entirely of metal
cloth, fabric, textile, material - artifact made by weaving or felting or knitting or crocheting natural or synthetic fibers; "the fabric in the curtains was light and semitransparent"; "woven cloth originated in Mesopotamia around 5000 BC"; "she measured off enough material for a dress"
2.metallic - a yarn made partly or entirely of metal
thread, yarn - a fine cord of twisted fibers (of cotton or silk or wool or nylon etc.) used in sewing and weaving
Adj.1.metallic - containing or made of or resembling or characteristic of a metalmetallic - containing or made of or resembling or characteristic of a metal; "a metallic compound"; "metallic luster"; "the strange metallic note of the meadow lark, suggesting the clash of vibrant blades"- Ambrose Bierce
nonmetal, nonmetallic - not containing or resembling or characteristic of a metal; "nonmetallic elements"

metallic

adjective
1. tinny, jarring, grating, jangling, dissonant, jangly There was a metallic click and the gates swung open.
2. shiny, polished, burnished, lustrous, pearlescent, metallized metallic silver paint
Translations
مَعْدَني، فِلِزّيمَعْدَني، كالمَعْدَن
kovový
metal-metalagtigmetallisk
metallinen
érc-ércesfémes
málm-; úr málmimálmkenndur
kovinski
madenîmetalik

metallic

[mɪˈtælɪk] ADJmetálico

metallic

[məˈtælɪk] adj
[sound] → métallique
[object] → métallique
[paint, colour] → métallisé(e)
I put on the green metallic helmet → J'ai mis le casque vert métallisé.
He had painted all the wood with metallic silver paint → Il avait peint toutes les boiseries en gris métallisé.
[taste] → métallique

metallic

adjmetallisch; metallic finish/paintMetalliclackierung f/-lack m; metallic blue/greenblau-/grünmetallic; a metallic blue carein Auto ntin Blaumetallic

metallic

[mɪˈtælɪk] adjmetallico/a

metal

(ˈmetl) noun, adjective
1. (of) any of a group of substances, usually shiny, that can conduct heat and electricity and can be hammered into shape, or drawn out in sheets, bars etc. Gold, silver and iron are all metals.
2. (of) a combination of more than one of such substances. Brass is a metal made from copper and zinc.
meˈtallic (-ˈtӕ-) adjective
1. made of metal. a metallic element.
2. like a metal (eg in appearance or sound). metallic blue; a metallic noise.

me·tal·lic

a. metálico-a, rel. a un metal o de la naturaleza de éste.

metallic

adj metálico
References in classic literature ?
A high mast was fixed on the frame, held firmly by metallic lashings, to which was attached a large brigantine sail.
Only ragged vestiges of glass remained in its windows, and great sheets of the green facing had fallen away from the corroded metallic framework.
Machine it was, with a ringing metallic pace, and long, flexible, glittering tentacles (one of which gripped a young pine tree) swinging and rattling about its strange body.
The thunder was loud and metallic, like the rattle of sheet iron, and the lightning broke in great zigzags across the heavens, making everything stand out and come close to us for a moment.
The gun rang out with a deafening metallic roar, and a whistling grenade flew above the heads of our troops below the hill and fell far short of the enemy, a little smoke showing the spot where it burst.
They were all together (except Eureka) in the pretty rooms of the Princess, and the Wizard did some new tricks, and the Scarecrow told stories, and the Tin Woodman sang a love song in a sonorous, metallic voice, and everybody laughed and had a good time.
At the same moment, whilst D'Artagnan was leaning over the aperture to listen, a metallic sound, as if some one was moving a bag of gold, struck on his ear; he started; instantly afterward a door opened and a light played upon the staircase.
Any overheated motor may of course "seize" without warning; but so many complaints have reached us of accidents similar to yours while shooting the Aurora that we are inclined to believe with Lavalle that the upper strata of the Aurora Borealis are practically one big electric "leak," and that the paralysis of your engines was due to complete magnetization of all metallic parts.
Striking through the thought of his dear ones was sound which he could neither ignore nor understand, a sharp, distinct, metallic percussion like the stroke of a blacksmith's hammer upon the anvil; it had the same ringing quality.
He spoke with a cockney twang in a high, metallic voice which he seemed not able always to control; Philip noticed that his upper teeth were large and protruding; they gave you the impression that they were loose and would come out if you gave them a sharp tug.
Consequently, there was not one curious spectator who was not willing to give himself the treat of visiting the interior of this great metallic abyss.
Conseil and I remained near each other, as if an exchange of words had been possible through our metallic cases.