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silk·en

 (sĭl′kən)
adj.
1. Made of silk.
2. Smooth and lustrous like silk.
3. Delicately pleasing or soothing: a silken voice; silken touches.

silken

(ˈsɪlkən)
adj
1. (Textiles) made of silk
2. resembling silk in smoothness or gloss
3. (Clothing & Fashion) dressed in silk
4. soft and delicate
5. rare luxurious or elegant

silk•en

(ˈsɪl kən)

adj.
1. made of silk.
2. like silk in appearance or texture.
3. clad in silk.
4. smoothly persuasive or ingratiating.
5. elegant; luxurious.
[before 900; Old English seolcen. See silk, -en2]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.silken - having a smooth, gleaming surface reflecting light; "glossy auburn hair"; "satiny gardenia petals"; "sleek black fur"; "silken eyelashes"; "silky skin"; "a silklike fabric"; "slick seals and otters"
bright - emitting or reflecting light readily or in large amounts; "the sun was bright and hot"; "a bright sunlit room"

silken

adjective
Smooth and lustrous as if polished:
Translations

silken

[ˈsɪlkən] ADJ
1. (= of silk) → de seda; (= like silk) → sedoso, sedeño
2. (= suave) [manner, voice] → suave, mimoso

silken

adj (old: = of silk) → seiden; (= like silk)seidig; mannerglatt; voice(bedrohlich) sanft

silken

[ˈsɪlkən] (liter) adj (dress, hair) → di seta; (skin) → vellutato/a; (voice) → suadente, carezzevole
References in classic literature ?
She took from the back of her chair a white silken scarf, with which she had covered her shoulders in the early part of the evening.
Behind these again swung, heavily opening and closing in silken folds, the rival standards of England and France.
It rustled the silken garments of the ladies, and waved the long curls of the gentlemen's wigs, and shook the window-hangings and the curtains of the bedchambers; causing everywhere a singular stir, which yet was more like a hush.
says old Dives, in his red silken wrapper --(he had a redder one afterwards) pooh, pooh
I know not with what fine and costly material the heidelburgh Tun was coated within, but in superlative richness that coating could not possibly have compared with the silken pearl-colored membrane, like the line of a fine pelisse, forming the inner surface of the Sperm Whale's case.
A gay laugh from the court rang through the silken curtains of the verandah.
They were aglow with loud-colored silken hangings, but the stone floors had nothing but rushes on them for a carpet, and they were misfit rushes at that, being not all of one breed.
Then I heard Cathy exclaiming over Soldier Boy; and he was worthy of her raptures, for he is a wonder of a horse, and has a reputation which is as shining as his own silken hide.
Jane, you please me, and you master me- -you seem to submit, and I like the sense of pliancy you impart; and while I am twining the soft, silken skein round my finger, it sends a thrill up my arm to my heart.
It drew together at the mouth with delicate silken strings.
But when at last, he caught her; when, in spite of all her silken rustlings, and her rapid flutterings past him, he got her into a corner whence there was no escape; then his conduct was the most execrable.
Instead of keeping fast hold of the strong silken rope by which Nancy would have drawn him safe to the green banks where it was easy to step firmly, he had let himself be dragged back into mud and slime, in which it was useless to struggle.