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Definition of "silky" [silk•y]

  • Resembling silk; lustrous. See Synonyms at sleek. (adjective)
  • Made of silk; silken. (adjective)
  • Covered with or characterized by fine soft hairs or feathers: a silky chick. (adjective)
  • Ingratiating; seductive: spoke with silky plausibility. (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 "silky" in a sentence
  • "HAIR ON HAIR Carolina Herrera's catwalk models wore clips covered in silky hair securing their ponytails."
  • "To me, Evans is the epitome of what I consider smooth jazz, smooth as in silky and luminous."
  • "Catherine towered over me with her slender height, her sallow hair falling in silky ringlets over her dull cheeks, and when she spoke her voice rang sharp where mine would have growled with hoarseness."