\ ˈsil-kē How to pronounce silky (audio) \
silkier; silkiest

Definition of silky

b : smooth or fluid in motion silky dance moves
2 : having or covered with fine soft hairs, plumes, or scales

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Other Words from silky

silkily \ ˈsil-​kə-​lē How to pronounce silkily (audio) \ adverb
silkiness \ ˈsil-​kē-​nəs How to pronounce silkiness (audio) \ noun

Examples of silky in a Sentence

The cat has a silky coat. The material has a silky feel.

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The brand made sure to keep the silky, nourishing texture the same. Leah Prinzivalli, Allure, "Glossier Is Relaunching Its Famous Supers Serums in a Larger Size — Without Upping the Price," 13 May 2019 Maintaining clear skin and silky-smooth hair can be, in a word, expensive. Blake Bakkila, Good Housekeeping, "Why Castor Oil Is the Secret to Flawless Skin and Healthy Hair," 14 Jan. 2019 Apply this baby two to three times a week after shampooing, then skip the conditioner and enjoy your softer, silkier hair. Leah Prinzivalli, Allure, "Frank Body's First-Ever Hair-Care Products Include a Scalp Scrub and Mask — and There’s Already a Waitlist," 17 May 2019 As with the oven method, expect to sacrifice even more of the avocado’s naturally buttery taste and silky texture. Amy Mitchell, Country Living, "How to Ripen an Avocado Fast," 3 May 2019 Moore scored the Scarlet Knights’ first 8 points for an early 5-point advantage, his silky smooth jumper already serving as kryptonite against Brighton. Owen Pence,, "Moore takes his shot, North Andover bounces Brighton," 10 Mar. 2018 The strainer will retain the chunky bits and leave you with super-silky sauce or gravy. Mandy Major, Woman's Day, "10 Common Cooking Mistakes—Solved," 11 May 2011 July 2016 Kylie once even paired a diamond ring with silky pjs. De Elizabeth, Teen Vogue, "Every Time Kylie Jenner Sparked Engagement Rumors With Diamond Rings," 6 Jan. 2019 So why not make use of this precious healing period to, say, work on perfecting that healthy glow or achieving those silky-soft strands? Teen Vogue, "These 10 Overnight Masks Will Help Elevate Your Beauty Sleep," 13 Mar. 2019

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First Known Use of silky

1611, in the meaning defined at sense 1a(1)

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English Language Learners Definition of silky

: 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


\ ˈsil-kē How to pronounce silky (audio) \
silkier; silkiest

Kids Definition of silky

1 : soft and smooth silky fur
2 : agreeably smooth a silky voice

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