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silken

adjective

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1 smooth or delicate in appearance or feel
  • the silken texture of the synthetic fabric

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2 showing obvious signs of wealth and comfort
  • she was unaccustomed to living in such silken surroundings

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The first known use of silken was before the 12th century

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“Silken.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/silken. Accessed 24 Oct. 2020.

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