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1. An alloy of 92.5 percent silver with copper or another metal.
2. Objects made of this alloy.
1. (Metallurgy) an alloy containing not less than 92.5 per cent of silver, the remainder usually being copper
2. (Metallurgy) sterling-silver articles collectively
See under silver.
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|Noun||1.||sterling silver - a silver alloy with no more than 7.5% copper|
alloy, metal - a mixture containing two or more metallic elements or metallic and nonmetallic elements usually fused together or dissolving into each other when molten; "brass is an alloy of zinc and copper"
n → Sterlingsilber nt