silken

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adjective silk·en \ˈsil-kən\

Definition of silken

  1. 1 :  made or consisting of silk

  2. 2 :  resembling silk: such asa :  soft, lustrousb (1) :  agreeably smooth :  harmonious a silken voice (2) :  suave, ingratiating

  3. 3a :  dressed in silk silken anklesb :  having a richly luxurious quality the same silken surroundings encountered at the restaurant's far more expensive evening meal — Elaine Tait

Examples of silken in a Sentence

  1. the silken texture of the synthetic fabric

  2. she was unaccustomed to living in such silken surroundings

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First Known Use of silken

before 12th century


SILKEN Defined for English Language Learners

silken

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Definition of silken for English Language Learners

  • : made of silk or a cloth that is like silk

  • : smooth, soft, and shiny like silk

  • of food : smooth, soft, and rich


SILKEN Defined for Kids

silken

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adjective silk·en \ˈsil-kən\

Definition of silken for Students

  1. 1 :  made of or with silk a silken scarf

  2. 2 :  having a soft and smooth look or feel silken hair



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