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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)

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.

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."