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silk·y

 (sĭl′kē)
adj. silk·i·er, silk·i·est
1. Made of silk; silken.
2. Resembling silk; smooth or lustrous.
3. Covered with or characterized by fine soft hairs or feathers: a silky chick.
4. Pleasantly agreeable, as to the ear: a silky voice.
5. Suave or ingratiating: "the silky courtier's manipulation of an enfeebled king" (David Foster Wallace).

silk′i·ly adv.
silk′i·ness n.

silky

(ˈsɪlkɪ)
adj, silkier or silkiest
1. resembling silk in texture; glossy
2. (Textiles) made of silk
3. (of a voice, manner, etc) suave; smooth
4. (Botany) botany covered with long fine soft hairs: silky leaves.
ˈsilkily adv
ˈsilkiness n

silk•y

(ˈsɪl ki)

adj. silk•i•er, silk•i•est.
1. of or like silk; smooth, lustrous, soft, or delicate: silky skin.
2. covered with fine, soft hairs, as a leaf.
[1605–15]
silk′i•ly, adv.
silk′i•ness, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.silky - 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"

silky

adjective smooth, soft, sleek, velvety, silken, lustrous, satiny I stroked her silky hair.

silky

adjective
Smooth and lustrous as if polished:
Translations
حَريري
hedvábný
selymes
silki-; silkimjúkur
ipek gibi

silky

[ˈsɪlkɪ] ADJ (silkier (compar) (silkiest (superl)))
1. [material] → sedoso; [sound, voice] → suave
a silky sheenun brillo sedoso
silky smooth or softsuave como la seda
2. (fig) [skills] → fino, depurado
a silky gear changeun suave cambio de marchas

silky

[ˈsɪlki] adj
[hair, skin] → soyeux/euse
[voice] → caressant(e)

silky

adj (+er)seidig; voicesamtig; mannerglatt; movementsweich; silky smooth/softseidenweich

silky

[ˈsɪlkɪ] adj (-ier (comp) (-iest (superl))) (hair, dress) → di seta; (skin) → vellutato/a; (voice) → suadente, carezzevole

silk

(silk) noun
1. very fine, soft threads made by silkworms.
2. thread, cloth etc made from this. The dress was made of silk; (also adjective) a silk dress.
ˈsilky adjective
soft, fine and rather shiny like silk.
ˈsilkiness noun
ˈsilkworm noun
the caterpillar of certain moths, which makes silk.
References in classic literature ?
You will inquire for le Colonel Silky, when you call.
Toto was not gray; he was a little black dog, with long silky hair and small black eyes that twinkled merrily on either side of his funny, wee nose.
The silky grass with its ripe seeds came almost to his waist in the dampest spots.
For a moment the succession of silky undulations ran on innocently.
His hair and mustache were white and silky, emphasizing the rugged bronze of his face.
Her gown was of a soft white silky stuff that clung to her round young figure like a fish's skin, and it was rippled over with the gracefulest little fringy films of lace; she had deep, tender eyes, with long, curved lashes; and she had peachy cheeks, and a dimpled chin, and such a dear little rosebud of a mouth; and she was so dovelike, so pure, and so gracious, so sweet and so bewitching.
Its merits as a prepartion for the hair are undeniable--it imparts to it a superb gloss and a silky fineness.
Everything laughs, and shines and plays around it, like it, even the breath of air and the ray of sun which vie with each other in disporting among the silky ringlets of its hair.
The barkeeper was blue-eyed, and had fair, silky hair peeping out from under a black silk skull- cap.
Now for it," said she, as she stood before the glass, and shook down her silky abundance of black curly hair.
And then one by one they got up and stood, and went a-weaving around the ring so gentle and wavy and graceful, the men looking ever so tall and airy and straight, with their heads bobbing and skimming along, away up there under the tent-roof, and every lady's rose-leafy dress flapping soft and silky around her hips, and she looking like the most loveliest parasol.
His attention became, by degrees, quite centred in the study of her thick silky curls: her face he couldn't see, and she couldn't see him.