Definition of silvery
1 : having the luster of silver
2 : having a soft high clear musical tone a silvery voice
3 : containing or consisting of silver
Examples of silvery in a Sentence
a pond full of silvery fish
a dress of silvery gray silk
Silvery light reflected off the water.
The violinist played with a bright, silvery tone.
a singer with a beautiful silvery voice
Recent Examples of silvery from the Web
Her contributions likewise registered deeply in the finale, which also found Schultz floating silvery phrases.
Yet there is no denying the lure of the basic hook; the first four films pitched Sigourney Weaver, as the indefatigable Ripley, against her opposite number, a silvery beast with a biomechanical edge.
The Cannes Film Festival red carpet was in full swing last week, and my eye was drawn to these three beautiful gowns in pale, silvery shades of blue-gray.
A plant palette with silvery gray and blue tones, plus flecks of seasonal color, inspired by the Santa Monica Mountains, now grace Harbert’s lawn.
Named for the Norse god of thunder, thorium is a lustrous silvery-white metal.
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First Known Use of silvery
SILVERY Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of silvery for English Language Learners
: shiny and white or light gray in color like silver
of sound : high, clear, soft, and pleasant
SILVERY Defined for Kids
Definition of silvery for Students
: shiny and medium gray a silvery fish
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