adjective silk·en \ˈsil-kən\

: made of silk or a cloth that is like silk

: smooth, soft, and shiny like silk

of food : smooth, soft, and rich

Full Definition of SILKEN

:  made or consisting of silk
:  resembling silk: as
a :  soft, lustrous
b (1) :  agreeably smooth :  harmonious <a silken voice>
(2) :  suave, ingratiating
a :  dressed in silk <silken ankles>
b :  having a richly luxurious quality <the same silken surroundings encountered at the restaurant's far more expensive evening meal — Elaine Tait>

Examples of SILKEN

  1. <the silken texture of the synthetic fabric>
  2. <she was unaccustomed to living in such silken surroundings>

First Known Use of SILKEN

before 12th century


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