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Definition of "silvery" [sil•ver•y]

  • Containing or coated with silver. (adjective)
  • Resembling silver in color or luster: "A fountain threw high its silvery water” ( Harriet Beecher Stowe). (adjective)
  • Having a clear, softly resonant sound: a silvery laugh. (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 "silvery" in a sentence
  • "The front windscreen glazed over, bringing his HUD into clear focus, with temperature, hydraulics, electronics and remaining fuel shown in silvery bars."
  • "It was very sentimental: 2,000 of us listened to pop songs rather than singing hymns, and the gadgetry that Heselden loved was used to project his chunky face in silvery light on the factory wall of his company, Hesco Bastion."
  • "I mean, what would you expect when an eight foot saurian biped in silvery vacuum armor suddenly appears in the middle of the United Nations Security Council?"
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