\ 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

Other Words from silky

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

Examples of silky in a Sentence

The cat has a silky coat. The material has a silky feel.
Recent Examples on the Web The palate on this one is silky and fresh with lingering notes of ripe peach laced with citrus and ginger. Katie Kelly Bell, Forbes, 30 Apr. 2022 The shade match was perfect and the silky and soft strands felt like real hair, which was surprising to me since it's made from synthetic fibers. Angela Trakoshis, Allure, 27 Apr. 2022 The syrup, which could arguably be called a sauce, is glossy, silky and packed with a double dose of chocolate. Washington Post, 20 Apr. 2022 Stir the greens every 20 minutes or so, adding a splash of water if the pot dries out, and braise until even the stems are silky and the florets are falling apart, an hour at the very least. Megan Litt, Bon Appétit, 9 Mar. 2022 Some options are weighted (like a weighted blanket for your eyes), others are silky and pillowy. Sarah Madaus, SELF, 18 Feb. 2022 Replenishing Serum Tackle crepiness and dehydration by applying Isdin’s silky serum, packed with two types of hyaluronic acid as well as peptides to plump both inner and outer layers of skin. April Franzino, Good Housekeeping, 26 Apr. 2022 After the dry shampoo was brushed out, hair felt soft and silky, notably infused with the signature scent of this haircare brand loved by stars including Meghan Markle and Kendall Jenner. Janine Henni,, 15 Apr. 2022 Try Tresemmé's Thermal Creations Heat Tamer Leave-In-Spray, which keeps hair feeling soft and silky while protecting it from the heat. Sara Miranda, Allure, 13 Apr. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of silky

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

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21 May 2022

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\ 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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