silky

adjective \ ˈsil-kē \
Updated on: 9 Nov 2017

Definition of silky

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

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First Known Use of silky

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SILKY Defined for English Language Learners

silky

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

adjective \ ˈsil-kē \

Definition of silky for Students

silkier; silkiest
1 :soft and smooth
  • silky fur
2 :agreeably smooth
  • a silky voice


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