Definition of "metallic" []

  • Of, relating to, or having the characteristics of a metal. (adjective)
  • Containing a metal: a metallic compound. (adjective)
  • Having a quality suggesting or associated with metal, especially: (adjective)
  • Lustrous; sparkling: metallic colors. (adjective)
  • Sharp-tasting: an unpleasant, metallic flavor. (adjective)
  • Of, concerned with, or consisting of metal or a metal (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • Suggestive of a metal (adjective)
  • (of a metal element) existing in the free state rather than in combination (adjective) (c) HarperCollins Publishers Ltd 2016

Use "metallic" in a sentence
  • ""Ten fella three times, Billy," Sheldon said encouragingly, though there was a certain metallic rasp in his voice."
  • "The Japanese Kanji symbol for "luck" in metallic copper fired onto translucent, purple glass."
  • "Since then, the marketing for the assured summer blockbuster has steadily increased as we near its May 2nd release date, so much so I feel like we're drowning in metallic red and gold."