silver cord


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

Example Sentences

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


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.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 Mar. 2023.

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