from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Resembling silk; lustrous. See Synonyms at sleek.
- adj. Made of silk; silken.
- adj. Covered with or characterized by fine soft hairs or feathers: a silky chick.
- adj. Ingratiating; seductive: spoke with silky plausibility.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Similar in appearance or texture (especially in softness and smoothness) to silk.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Of or pertaining to silk; made of, or resembling, silk; silken; silklike.
- adj. Hence, soft and smooth.
- adj. Covered with soft hairs pressed close to the surface, as a leaf; sericeous.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Having the qualities or properties of silk, as smoothness and luster; sericeous.
- Same as silken.
- In botany, covered with long, very slender, close-pressed, glistening hairs; sericeous.
- Smooth to the taste.
- n. The silk-fowl: the more usual name in America.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. having a smooth, gleaming surface reflecting light
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