silky
adjective (silkier; -est) Date: 1611 1. a. (1) silken 1 (2) silken 2 b. smooth or fluid in motion <
silky dance moves
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2. having or covered with fine soft hairs, plumes, or scales • silkily adverbsilkiness noun

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  • Silky — Silk y, a. [Compar. {Silkier}; superl. {Silkiest}.] 1. Of or pertaining to silk; made of, or resembling, silk; silken; silklike; as, a silky luster. [1913 Webster] 2. Hence, soft and smooth; as, silky wine. [1913 Webster] 3. Covered with soft… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Silky — means having a smooth, silk like texture.Silky may also refer to:* Silkie, a variety of chicken believed to have originated in eastern Asia * Australian Silky Terrier …   Wikipedia

  • silky — 1610s, from SILK (Cf. silk) + Y (Cf. y) (2). Related: Silkily; silkiness …   Etymology dictionary

  • silky — [adj] very smooth; like satin cottony, delicate, glossy, like silk, luxurious, plush, satiny, silk, silken, sleek, soft, tender, velvety; concept 606 Ant. rough …   New thesaurus

  • silky — ► ADJECTIVE (silkier, silkiest) 1) of or resembling silk. 2) suave and smooth. DERIVATIVES silkily adverb silkiness noun …   English terms dictionary

  • silky — [sil′kē] adj. silkier, silkiest 1. of or like silk; soft, smooth, lustrous, etc. 2. having fine, soft, silklike hairs, as some leaves silkily adv. silkiness n …   English World dictionary

  • silky — [[t]sɪ̱lki[/t]] silkier, silkiest 1) ADJ GRADED: usu ADJ n If something has a silky texture, it is smooth, soft, and shiny, like silk. ...dresses in seductively silky fabrics... Claire smoothed Katy s silky hair. ...skin that s silky and… …   English dictionary

  • silky — UK [ˈsɪlkɪ] / US adjective Word forms silky : adjective silky comparative silkier superlative silkiest 1) very soft, smooth, or shiny a silky blouse silky hair 2) very soft and gentle a silky voice …   English dictionary

  • silky — silk|y [ˈsılki] adj 1.) soft, smooth, and shiny like silk ▪ silky fur 2.) [only before noun] made of silk ▪ the silky fabric of her dress 3.) a silky voice is gentle, and is used especially when trying to persuade someone to do something… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • silky — silk|y [ sılki ] adjective 1. ) very soft, smooth, or shiny: silky hair a silky blouse 2. ) very soft and gentle: a silky voice …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • silky — {{Roman}}I.{{/Roman}} adj. Silky is used with these nouns: ↑coat, ↑dress, ↑fur, ↑hair, ↑mane, ↑material, ↑texture, ↑voice {{Roman}}II.{{/Roman}} adv. Silky is used with these adjectives: ↑smooth …   Collocations dictionary

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