metalleity

metallic

[muh-tal-ik]
adjective
1.
of, pertaining to, or consisting of metal.
2.
of the nature of or suggesting metal, as in luster, resonance, or hardness: metallic green; a harsh metallic sound.
3.
Chemistry.
a.
(of a metal element) being in the free or uncombined state: metallic iron.
b.
containing or yielding metal.
noun
4.
Textiles.
a.
a yarn or fiber made partly or entirely of metal and having a metallic appearance.
b.
a fabric made of such a yarn or fiber.

Origin:
1560–70; < Latin metallicus < Greek metallikós of, for mines. See metal, -ic

metallically, adverb
metallicity [met-l-is-i-tee] , metalleity [met-l-ee-i-tee] , noun
intermetallic, adjective
multimetallic, adjective
semimetallic, adjective
unmetallic, adjective
unmetallically, adverb
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metallic (mɪˈtælɪk)
 
adj
1.  of, concerned with, or consisting of metal or a metal
2.  suggestive of a metal: a metallic click; metallic lustre
3.  chem (of a metal element) existing in the free state rather than in combination: metallic copper
 
me'tallically
 
adv

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metallic
1560s, from Gk. metallikos, from metallon (see metal).
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metallic   (mĭ-tāl'ĭk)  Pronunciation Key 
Relating to or having the characteristics of a metal.
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