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
Recent Examples of metallic from the Web
Honestly, metallic blond doesn't sound like that far-fetched of a trend.
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Many rocky and metallic bodies now orbit in what’s called the Main Asteroid Belt, between Mars and Jupiter.
Norwegian drummer Gard Nilssen has powered a ridiculous number of groups in recent years, from the punishing post-Supersilent trio Puma to the metallic free-jazz trio Bushman’s Revenge to the excellent freebop quartet Cortex.
At 8:18 Wednesday morning 23 people with identical black backpacks — fold-over top, metallic buckle, five leather zipper pulls, water-bottle sleeve — boarded a Route 70 bus at the University of Washington.
The earlier movies toyed with this notion of metallic residents of the planet Cybertron and environs, traveling to Earth many years ago, then working undercover in service to humankind.
The most recent star player in Foley’s personal closet though would fall under the category of past season rather than vintage—metallic gold Celine heels.
This will likely include a line of metallic skulls.
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First Known Use of metallic
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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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