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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 ?
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.
It was certainly a doubtful charm, imparting a hard, metallic lustre to the child's character.
At last I caught what you may call in distinct glimpses of sound dulled metallic sound.
Something of vengeance I had tasted for the first time; as aromatic wine it seemed, on swallowing, warm and racy: its after-flavour, metallic and corroding, gave me a sensation as if I had been poisoned.
I had never, at that time, seen such a metallic lady altogether as Miss Murdstone was.
Miss Nancy, indeed, had never been to any school higher than Dame Tedman's: her acquaintance with profane literature hardly went beyond the rhymes she had worked in her large sampler under the lamb and the shepherdess; and in order to balance an account, she was obliged to effect her subtraction by removing visible metallic shillings and sixpences from a visible metallic total.
There stood a Hill not far whose griesly top Belch'd fire and rowling smoak; the rest entire Shon with a glossie scurff, undoubted sign That in his womb was hid metallic Ore, The work of Sulphur.
And the voice, changed and transformed, distinctly grated out these metallic syllables: "WHAT HAVE YOU DONE WITH MY BAG?
He listened and learned what even he had not known before, that a solid metallic body could take up from the air all the countless varieties of vibrations produced by speech, and that these vibrations could be carried along a wire and reproduced exactly by a second metallic body.
No sooner had these syllables passed my lips, than--as if a shield of brass had indeed, at the moment, fallen heavily upon a floor of silver--I became aware of a distinct, hollow, metallic, and clangorous, yet apparently muffled reverberation.
Somewhere high overhead, probably on the tower, I heard the voice of the Count calling in his harsh, metallic whisper.
The blow produced a metallic sound; and, incredible though it may be, it seemed, I might say, as if it was made of riveted plates.