silvery

  • 1 Silvery — Sil ver*y, a. 1. Resembling, or having the luster of, silver; grayish white and lustrous; of a mild luster; bright. [1913 Webster] All the enameled race, whose silvery wing Waves to the tepid zephyrs of the spring. Pope. [1913 Webster] 2.… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 2 silvery — [sil′vər ē] adj. 1. a) resembling silver, as in color or luster b) covered with or containing silver 2. soft and clear, like the sound of a silver bell silveriness n …

    English World dictionary

  • 3 silvery — sil|ver|y [ˈsılvəri] adj 1.) shiny and silver in colour ▪ her silvery hair ▪ the silvery light of the moon 2.) literary a silvery voice or sound is light, pleasant, and musical ▪ Clara gave a small, silvery laugh …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 4 silvery — silveriness, n. /sil veuh ree/, adj. 1. resembling silver; of a lustrous grayish white color: the silvery moon. 2. having a clear, ringing sound like that of silver: the silvery peal of bells. 3. containing or covered with silver: silvery… …

    Universalium

  • 5 silvery — [[t]sɪ̱lvəri[/t]] ADJ: usu ADJ n Silvery things look like silver or are the colour of silver. ...a small, intense man with silvery hair... There was a full moon and its silvery light seeped through the curtains …

    English dictionary

  • 6 silvery — UK [ˈsɪlvərɪ] / US adjective 1) like silver in colour or appearance the silvery moon silvery hair 2) mainly literary a silvery voice or sound is clear, light, and pleasant …

    English dictionary

  • 7 silvery — sil|ver|y [ sılvəri ] adjective 1. ) like silver in color or appearance: the silvery moon 2. ) MAINLY LITERARY a silvery voice or sound is clear, light, and pleasant …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 8 silvery — adjective 1 shiny and silver in colour: the silvery light of the moon 2 especially literary having a pleasant, light, musical sound: peals of silvery laughter …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 9 silvery — adjective Date: 14th century 1. having the luster of silver 2. having a soft high clear musical tone < a silvery voice > 3. containing or consisting of silver • silveriness noun …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 10 silvery — adj. Silvery is used with these nouns: ↑grey, ↑hair, ↑metal …

    Collocations dictionary

  • 11 silvery — sil•ver•y [[t]ˈsɪl və ri[/t]] adj. 1) resembling silver; of a lustrous grayish white color 2) having a clear, ringing sound: the silvery peal of bells[/ex] 3) containing or covered with silver • Etymology: 1590–1600 sil′ver•i•ness, n …

    From formal English to slang

  • 12 silvery — /ˈsɪlvəri/ (say silvuhree) adjective 1. resembling silver; of a lustrous greyish white colour. 2. having a clear, ringing sound like that of silver: *They burst out laughing and Mina, she has a silvery, rippling laugh, said: Oh, Mr Hawkins, how… …

    Australian English dictionary

  • 13 silvery — silver ► NOUN 1) a precious greyish white metallic chemical element. 2) a shiny grey white colour or appearance like that of silver. 3) coins made from silver or from a metal that resembles silver. 4) silver dishes, containers, or cutlery. 5)… …

    English terms dictionary

  • 14 silvery — adjective Resembling silver in color, shiny white …

    Wiktionary

  • 15 silvery — Synonyms and related words: Quaker colored, achingly sweet, acier, agreeable, agreeable sounding, appealing, argent, argentine, ariose, arioso, ashen, ashy, aureate, brass, brassy, brazen, brilliant, bronze, bronzy, canescent, canorous, cantabile …

    Moby Thesaurus

  • 16 silvery — (Roget s IV) modif. 1. [Shining] Syn. shiny, glittering, brilliant; see bright 1 , shimmering . 2. [Musical] Syn. melodious, resonant, sonorous; see harmonious 1 , musical 1 …

    English dictionary for students

  • 17 silvery — sil·ver·y || sɪlvÉ™rɪ adj. made of or coated with silver or a material that resembles silver; resembling silver; having a clear ringing sound, resonant …

    English contemporary dictionary

  • 18 silvery — slivery …

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  • 19 silvery — a. See silver …

    New dictionary of synonyms

  • 20 silvery — adj 1. shining, shiny, lustrous, sheeny, burnished, polished; bright, brilliant, radiant, lambent, refulgent; gleaming, glittering, coruscating, glistening, shimmering. 2.(all of sound) clear, ringing, clarion; dulcet, melodious, musical; sweet,… …

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