silvery

adjective
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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Other Words from silvery

silveriness noun

Synonyms for silvery

Synonyms

argentine, gray (also grey), grayish, leaden, pewter, silver, slate, slaty (also slatey), steely

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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
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The tables sit beside the park’s paved trail atop round patches of silvery tiles, which would give the statue a contrasting and more durable base. Hillary Davis, latimes.com, "Newport’s Ronald Reagan statue could be on the move — again," 14 June 2019 At 20,000 times the pressure present at the Earth’s surface, sodium transformed from a silvery block into a transparent material, one that did not conduct electricity but rather prevented its flow. Adam Mann, National Geographic, "Confirmed: New phase of matter is solid and liquid at the same time," 8 Apr. 2019 By the next day, her locks had returned to their silvery norm—but Mirren's pink hair may not be gone for good. Chloe Foussianes, Town & Country, "Helen Mirren Debuts Pink Hair on the Cannes Red Carpet," 28 May 2019 During four minutes of a ride down a river in a motor skiff, scores of silvery fish—as big and sturdy as lengths of firewood—erupt leaping from the water. Richard Adams Carey, WSJ, "‘Overrun’ Review: Too Many Fish to Fry," 12 May 2019 In the pic, Kendall is rocking a glow-in-the-dark long sleeved shirt, while Hailey dons a silvery corset top and sparkling earrings. De Elizabeth, Teen Vogue, "Kacey Musgraves, Tierra Whack, and More Coachella 2019 Weekend 2 Best Celebrity Looks," 21 Apr. 2019 In Kentucky Lake, a giant reservoir on the Kentucky-Tennessee border, silvery Asian carp the size of healthy piglets flop out of the water, sometimes hitting boats. Cameron Mcwhirter, WSJ, "Carp Attack: Fight Against Invasive Fish Heads South," 19 Apr. 2019 There were two glimmering eye styles, drawn directly from the shining dresses in Van Noten’s collection: One was a mix of gold and silver flecks, the other a potpourri pot of pink and gold and silvery blue. Monica Kim, Vogue, "The Dries Van Noten Girl’s Guide to Elegant Makeup After Dark," 27 Feb. 2019 The ultimate sign of beauty, however, is silvery stretch marks on the arms. Abigail Haworth, Marie Claire, "Forced to Be Fat," 21 July 2011

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First Known Use of silvery

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of silvery was in the 14th century

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silvery

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of silvery

literary
: shiny and white or light gray in color like silver
of sound : high, clear, soft, and pleasant

silvery

adjective
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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