sil·​very | \ ˈsil-v(ə-)rē How to pronounce silvery (audio) \

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

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silveriness noun

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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 on the Web In a bedroom of a South Florida home, for example, designer Rodney Lawrence incorporated just the right amount of silvery accents in the lamps and de Gournay wallpaper. Charles Curkin, ELLE Decor, 20 May 2022 On a patch of land between Riverview Park and the Red Mountain Freeway, two silvery metal domes tower over the Mesa wastewater treatment plant. Melina Walling, The Arizona Republic, 19 May 2022 On a recent weekend evening, a band of muscular 20- and 30-year-olds clad in black tore through the camp’s narrow alleys in a silvery minivan, flashing automatic weapons. Adam Rasgon, WSJ, 17 May 2022 His love of Robin Hood inspired him to craft an Away message that featured silvery medieval text on a forest green background. Michelle Delgado, Smithsonian Magazine, 16 May 2022 But these thieves are not necessarily after the valuable silvery white metal. Tristan Bove, Fortune, 14 May 2022 Critics objected to the monument’s swirling, amorphous base and its silvery color. Anna Russell, The New Yorker, 10 May 2022 Gabrielle Union added some sparkle with a silvery gown with red floral detail. Sara M Moniuszko, USA TODAY, 3 May 2022 More recently, Hadid nailed the camp theme in 2019 by wearing a Michael Kors Collection ensemble that consisted of a silvery jumpsuit with a matching cape, boots, and headpiece. Christian Allaire, Vogue, 27 Apr. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of silvery

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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24 May 2022

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“Silvery.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 May. 2022.

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sil·​very | \ ˈsil-və-rē How to pronounce silvery (audio) \

Kids Definition of silvery

: shiny and medium gray a silvery fish

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