silver cord

noun

: the emotional tie between a mother and a child and especially a son

Examples of silver cord in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web But Puts mostly pulls it off, braiding female voices into a silver cord and twining them together with despondency and charm. Vulture, 23 Nov. 2022

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Word History

Etymology

The Silver Cord (1926), play by Sidney Howard

First Known Use

1942, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of silver cord was in 1942

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“Silver cord.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/silver%20cord. Accessed 20 Jul. 2024.

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