silky

play
adjective \ˈsil-kē\

Definition of silky

silkier

;

silkiest

  1. 1a (1) :  silken 1 (2) :  silken 2b :  smooth or fluid in motion silky dance moves

  2. 2 :  having or covered with fine soft hairs, plumes, or scales

silkily

play \ˈsil-kə-lē\ adverb

silkiness

play \ˈsil-kē-nəs\ noun

Examples of silky in a Sentence

  1. The cat has a silky coat.

  2. The material has a silky feel.

Recent Examples of silky from the Web

These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'silky'. Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.

First Known Use of silky

1611


SILKY Defined for English Language Learners

silky

play
adjective

Definition of silky for English Language Learners

  • : made of silk or of material that is soft, smooth, and shiny like silk

  • : smooth, soft, and shiny like silk

  • of food : smooth, soft, and rich


SILKY Defined for Kids

silky

play
adjective \ˈsil-kē\

Definition of silky for Students

silkier

;

silkiest

  1. 1 :  soft and smooth silky fur

  2. 2 :  agreeably smooth a silky voice



Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up silky? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!

WORD OF THE DAY

lacking social experience or grace

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

The Emoji Quiz

  • emoji-the-quiz
  • What phase of the moon is this: 🌖 ?
Name That Thing

Test your visual vocabulary with our 10-question challenge!

TAKE THE QUIZ
SCRABBLE® Sprint

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!