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Definition of "silken" [silk•en]

  • Made of silk. (adjective)
  • Resembling silk in texture or appearance; smooth and lustrous. See Synonyms at sleek. (adjective)
  • Delicately pleasing or caressing in effect: a silken voice. (adjective)
  • Luxurious. (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 "silken" in a sentence
  • "She wrapped her tree in silken lies, spun promise-dreams of innocence, beguiling the fetid flies that were the souls of her progeny generations upon generations gone."
  • "If I when my wife is sleeping and the baby and Kathleen are sleeping and the sun is a flame-white disc in silken mists above shining trees, -- if I in my north room dance naked, grotesquely before my mirror waving my shirt round my head and singing softly to myself"
  • "Sahim in silken robes of honour gold inwoven and set on"