Definition of silver lining
: a consoling or hopeful prospect
Examples of silver lining in a sentence
If there's a silver lining to losing my job, it's that I'll now be able to go to school full-time and finish my degree earlier.
Origin and Etymology of silver lining
from the phrase “every cloud has a silver lining”
First Known Use: 1871
SILVER LINING Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of silver lining for English Language Learners
: something good that can be found in a bad situation
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