silvery

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adjective sil·very \ˈsil-v(ə-)rē\

Definition of silvery

  1. 1 :  having the luster of silver

  2. 2 :  having a soft high clear musical tone a silvery voice

  3. 3 :  containing or consisting of silver

silveriness

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Examples of silvery in a Sentence

  1. a pond full of silvery fish

  2. a dress of silvery gray silk

  3. Silvery light reflected off the water.

  4. The violinist played with a bright, silvery tone.

  5. a singer with a beautiful silvery voice

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First Known Use of silvery

14th century


SILVERY Defined for English Language Learners

silvery

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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

silvery

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adjective sil·very \ˈsil-və-rē\

Definition of silvery for Students

  1. :  shiny and medium gray a silvery fish



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