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>
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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