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metallic

[muh-tal-ik] /məˈtæl ɪk/
adjective
1.
of, relating 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.
  1. (of a metal element) being in the free or uncombined state:
    metallic iron.
  2. containing or yielding metal.
noun
4.
Textiles.
  1. a yarn or fiber made partly or entirely of metal and having a metallic appearance.
  2. a fabric made of such a yarn or fiber.
Origin
1560-1570
1560-70; < Latin metallicus < Greek metallikós of, for mines. See metal, -ic
Related forms
metallically, adverb
metallicity
[met-l-is-i-tee] /ˌmɛt lˈɪs ɪ ti/ (Show IPA),
metalleity
[met-l-ee-i-tee] /ˌmɛt lˈi ɪ ti/ (Show IPA),
noun
intermetallic, adjective
multimetallic, adjective
semimetallic, adjective
unmetallic, adjective
unmetallically, adverb
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British Dictionary definitions for multimetallic

metallic

/mɪˈtælɪk/
adjective
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
Derived Forms
metallically, adverb
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Word Origin and History for multimetallic

metallic

adj.

1560s, from Middle French métallique or directly from Latin metallicus, from Greek metallikos, from metallon (see metal).

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metallic
  (mĭ-tāl'ĭk)   
Relating to or having the characteristics of a metal.
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