silken

[sil-kuhn]
adjective
1.
made of silk.
2.
like silk in smoothness, softness, glossiness, or delicateness.
3.
clad in silk.
4.
smoothly persuasive or ingratiating; mellifluous: the senator's silken oratory.
5.
elegant; luxurious.

Origin:
before 900; Middle English; Old English seolcen. See silk, -en2

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silken (ˈsɪlkən)
 
adj
1.  made of silk
2.  resembling silk in smoothness or gloss
3.  dressed in silk
4.  soft and delicate
5.  rare luxurious or elegant

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Example sentences
They won't be quite as thick as jams made with added pectin, but they will have
  a lovely silken texture.
After harvesting the proteins, the scientists spun them from a water-based
  solution into fine, silken threads.
Popular dishes include chicken with mango and shrimp with silken cream sauce.
With its busy, silken editing, the movie chops back and forth between the
  various characters as they stumble toward their desires.
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