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metallic

adjective me·tal·lic \mə-ˈta-lik\

Definition of METALLIC

1
a :  of, relating to, or being a metal
b :  made of or containing a metal
c :  having properties of a metal
2
:  yielding metal
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
a :  having a harsh resonance :  grating <a metallic voice>
b :  having an impersonal or mechanical quality <a metallic smile>
me·tal·li·cal·ly \-li-k(ə-)lē\ adverb

Examples of METALLIC

  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

First Known Use of METALLIC

15th century

metallic

adjective me·tal·lic \mə-ˈtal-ik\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of METALLIC

1
:  of, relating to, or being a metal
2
:  made of or containing a metal
3
:  having properties of a metal

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