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Related to silvery: venturesome, extensively, perpetually

sil·ver·y

 (sĭl′və-rē)
adj.
1. Containing or coated with silver.
2. Resembling silver in color or luster: "A fountain threw high its silvery water" (Harriet Beecher Stowe).
3. Having a clear, softly resonant sound: a silvery laugh.

sil′ver·i·ness n.

silvery

(ˈsɪlvərɪ)
adj
1. of or having the appearance of silver: the silvery moon.
2. (Metallurgy) containing or covered with silver
3. having a clear ringing sound
ˈsilveriness n

sil•ver•y

(ˈsɪl və ri)

adj.
1. resembling silver; of a lustrous grayish white color.
2. having a clear, ringing sound: the silvery peal of bells.
3. containing or covered with silver.
[1590–1600]
sil′ver•i•ness, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.silvery - resembling or reminiscent of silver; "a soft silvern voice"; "singing in her silvery tones"
euphonious, euphonous - having a pleasant sound; "a euphonious trill of silver laughter"
2.silvery - having the white lustrous sheen of silver; "a land of silver (or silvern) rivers where the salmon leap"; "repeated scrubbings have given the wood a silvery sheen"
bright - emitting or reflecting light readily or in large amounts; "the sun was bright and hot"; "a bright sunlit room"
3.silvery - of lustrous grey; covered with or tinged with the color of silver; "silvery hair"
achromatic, neutral - having no hue; "neutral colors like black or white"
Translations
فِضّي اللوْن
stříbřitýstříbrný
ezüstös
silfraîur
striebristý
silvrig
gümüş gibi

silvery

[ˈsɪlvərɪ] ADJ [colour] → plateado; [sound, voice] → argentino

silvery

[ˈsɪlvəri] adj
[hair, light] → argenté(e)
[chime, voice] → argentin(e)

silvery

adjsilbern, silbrig; sound, voicesilberhell; silvery grey (Brit) or gray (US) → silbergrau; silvery whitesilberweiß

silvery

[ˈsɪlvrɪ] adj (colour) → argenteo/a; (hair) → argentato/a; (sound) → argentino/a

silver

(ˈsilvə) noun
1. an element, a precious grey metal which is used in making jewellery, ornaments etc. The tray was made of solid silver.
2. anything made of, or looking like, silver especially knives, forks, spoons etc. Burglars broke into the house and stole all our silver.
adjective
1. made of, of the colour of, or looking like, silver. a silver brooch; silver stars/paint.
2. (of a wedding anniversary, jubilee etc) twenty-fifth. We celebrated our silver wedding (anniversary) last month.
ˈsilvery adjective
like silver, especially in colour.
silver foil/paper
a common type of wrapping material, made of metal and having a silvery appearance. Chocolate bars are sold wrapped in silver paper.
References in classic literature ?
It was while gliding through these latter waters that one serene and moonlight night, when all the waves rolled by like scrolls of silver; and, by their soft, suffusing seethings, made what seemed a silvery silence, not a solitude: on such a silent night a silvery jet was seen far in advance of the white bubbles at the bow.
I did my thousand words a day, travelling or stopping over, suffered my last faint fever shock, saw my silvery skin vanish and my sun-torn tissues healthily knit again, and drank as a broad-shouldered chesty man may drink.
Under the shade of a wild rose sat the Queen and her little Maids of Honor, beside the silvery mushroom where the feast was spread.
A rollicking wind was scudding across the harbor and the dunes, whipping the water into white-caps and washing the sandshore with long lines of silvery breakers.
A cold silvery mist had veiled the afternoon, and the moon was not yet up to scatter it.
He watched with untiring patience the passage of the projectile across her silvery disc, and really the worthy man remained in perpetual communication with his three friends, whom he did not despair of seeing again some day.
I looked up; a pale glimmer of moonbeams had alighted on the summit of the Spy-glass, and soon after I saw something broad and silvery moving low down behind the trees, and knew the moon had risen.
Vanni's harp came in silvery ripples through the blackness of the dusty-smelling night; then the violins fell in--one of them was almost like a flute.
He had presently disappeared as suddenly as he had come, but he had left me a companion, a radiant reverberant name; and for some little space the name of Shelley clashed silvery music among the hills.
Just before the window was a row of pollard trees, looking black on one side and with a silvery light on the other.
Venus, bright and silvery, shone with her soft light low down in the west behind the birch trees, and high up in the east twinkled the red lights of Arcturus.
These silvery beams were already powerful enough to change the character of the lingering daylight.