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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 ?
The river said, 'Run first to the bride, and ask her for a silken cord to draw up the water.
Leaves of the Nenuphars and silken skirts the same pale green, On flower and laughing face alike the same rose-tints are seen; Like some blurred tapestry they blend within the lake displayed: You cannot part the leaves from silk, the lily from the maid.
 whistles and, wearing silken bristles, live ever in clover, and
Her ebony brows have the form and charm of the bow of Kama, the god of love, and beneath her long silken lashes the purest reflections and a celestial light swim, as in the sacred lakes of Himalaya, in the black pupils of her great clear eyes.
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.
No longer shall her little silken figure flit up and down your quiet staircases, no more deck out your silent rooms with flowers, humming the while some happy little song.
When the ceremony of plighting troth was over, the beadle spread before the lectern in the middle of the church a piece of pink silken stuff, the choir sang a complicated and elaborate psalm, in which the bass and tenor sang responses to one another, and the priest turning round pointed the bridal pair to the pink silk rug.
I was the accomplished graduate of a dry goods store, where, by dint of ministering to the whims of fine ladies, and suiting silken hose to delicate limbs, and handling satins, ribbons, chintzes calicoes, tapes, gauze, and cambric needles, I grew up a very ladylike sort of a gentleman.
Glinda walked to the canopy and parted the silken hangings.
She thrust in her hand and drew out a small, curiously shaped dagger of fine blue steel and a roll of silken cord.
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.
Lift him up tenderly, place him on the silken cushions of the coach, and bring him here to me.