silkier; silkiest
1
b
: smooth or fluid in motion
silky dance moves
2
: having or covered with fine soft hairs, plumes, or scales
silkily adverb
silkiness noun

Examples of silky in a Sentence

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

First Known Use

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

Time Traveler
The first known use of silky was in 1611

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“Silky.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/silky. Accessed 14 Apr. 2024.

Kids Definition

silky

adjective
silkier; silkiest
1
: soft and smooth as silk
2
: having or covered with fine soft hairs, plumes, or scales
silkily adverb
silkiness noun

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