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metallic

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adjective me·tal·lic \mə-ˈta-lik\

Definition of metallic

  1. 1 a :  of, relating to, or being a metal b :  made of or containing a metal c :  having properties of a metal

  2. 2 :  yielding metal

  3. 3 :  resembling metal: as a :  having iridescent and reflective properties <metallic paint> b :  having an acrid quality like that of metal <the tea has a metallic taste>

  4. 4 a :  having a harsh resonance :  grating <a metallic voice> b :  having an impersonal or mechanical quality <a metallic smile>

metallically

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Examples of metallic in a sentence

  1. We chose a paint with a metallic luster.

  2. The medicine has a metallic taste.

  3. Silver is a metallic element.

  4. the metallic screech of the car's brakes



15th Century

First Known Use of metallic

15th century


METALLIC Defined for Kids

metallic

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adjective me·tal·lic \mə-ˈta-lik\

Definition of metallic for Students

  1. 1 :  relating to, being, or resembling a metal <a metallic color>

  2. 2 :  containing or made of metal <metallic objects>

  3. 3 :  having a harsh sound <a metallic noise>




Medical Dictionary

metallic

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adjective me·tal·lic \mə-ˈtal-ik\

Medical Definition of metallic

  1. 1:  of, relating to, or being a metal

  2. 2:  made of or containing a metal

  3. 3:  having properties of a metal




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