silken

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adjective silk·en \ˈsil-kən\

Definition of silken

  1. 1 :  made or consisting of silk

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

  3. 3a :  dressed in silk <silken ankles>b :  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>

Before 12th Century

First Known Use of silken

before 12th century


SILKEN Defined for English Language Learners

silken

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adjective silk·en \ˈsil-kən\

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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