Definition of silken
1 : made or consisting of silk
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
the silken texture of the synthetic fabric
she was unaccustomed to living in such silken surroundings
Recent Examples of silken from the Web
Most web-spinning spiders line their silken threads with droplets of glue, which snag blundering insects.
Some in rags and some in tags, And some in silken gown.
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First Known Use of silken
before 12th century
SILKEN Defined for English Language Learners
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
Definition of silken for Students
1 : made of or with silk a silken scarf
2 : having a soft and smooth look or feel silken hair
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