Definition of metallic
1a : of, relating to, or being a metalb : made of or containing a metalc : having properties of a metal
2 : yielding metal
3 : resembling metal: such asa : having iridescent and reflective properties metallic paintb : having an acrid quality like that of metal the tea has a metallic taste
4a : having a harsh resonance : grating a metallic voiceb : having an impersonal or mechanical quality a metallic smile
metallicallyplay \-li-k(ə-)lē\ adverb
Examples of metallic in a sentence
We chose a paint with a metallic luster.
The medicine has a metallic taste.
Silver is a metallic element.
the metallic screech of the car's brakes
First Known Use of metallic
METALLIC Defined for Kids
Definition of metallic for Students
1 : relating to, being, or resembling a metal a metallic color
2 : containing or made of metal metallic objects
3 : having a harsh sound a metallic noise
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