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Definition of "silvern" [sil•vern]

  • Composed of silver. (adjective)
  • Resembling silver; silvery. (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 "silvern" in a sentence
  • "One of the few rational things I have met with, Eleanor, in the works of your very objectionable pet Mr. Carlyle -- though indeed his style is too intolerable to have allowed me to read much -- is the remark that 'speech is silver' -- 'silvern' he calls it, pedantically -- 'while silence is golden.'""
  • "In the night, the sea colored, I had a split silvern mermaid tail beneath the sea blue in waves' crests and in foam."
  • "At the upper end rose a throne of gold whereon sat a damsel, whose face was like the moon, arrayed in royal raiment and beautified as she were a bride on the night of her displaying; and at the foot of the throne was a table of forty trays spread with golden and silvern dishes full of dainty viands."
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