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silken Meaning, Definition & Usage

  1. adjective satellite having a smooth, gleaming surface reflecting light
    silky; silklike; slick; sleek; satiny.
    • glossy auburn hair
    • satiny gardenia petals
    • sleek black fur
    • silken eyelashes
    • silky skin
    • a silklike fabric
    • slick seals and otters

Silk"en adjective
AS. seolcen, seolocen.
  1. Of or pertaining to silk; made of, or resembling, silk; as, silken cloth; a silken veil.
  2. Fig.: Soft; delicate; tender; smooth; as, silken language. "Silken terms precise." Shak.
  3. Dressed in silk. "A . . . silken wanton." Shak.
Silk"en transitive verb
  1. To render silken or silklike. Dyer.

Webster 1913

"Rowling never met an adverb she didn't like."

-Stephen King on J.K Rowling's excessive use of adverbs.

Fear not the Adverb Hell!

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