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Meaning of SILKEN

Pronunciation:  'silkun

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[adj]  having a smooth, gleaming surface; "glossy auburn hair"; "satiny gardenia petals"; "sleek black fur"; "silken eyelashes"; "silky skin"; "a silklike fabric"; "slick seals and otters"
 

SILKEN is a 6 letter word that starts with S.

 

 Synonyms: glossy, satin(a), satiny, silklike, silky, sleek, slick, smooth
 

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. \Silk"en\, a. [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.
    
    
  2. \Silk"en\, v. t.
    To render silken or silklike. --Dyer.
    
    
 

 

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