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silken

[sil-kuh n] /ˈsɪl kən/
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
900
before 900; Middle English; Old English seolcen. See silk, -en2
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Examples for silken
  • 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.
  • Beck's voice in his religious interludes shifts from the usual silken tenor to something weak and trembly.
  • Most species are solitary hunters subdue their prey with venomous fangs, sticky silken webs or a combination of the two.
  • Sitting on the web, it plucks the silken threads with its legs, mimicking the frequency of weakly struggling prey.
  • Sitting on the web, the bug plucks the silken threads with its legs, mimicking the frequency of weakly struggling prey.
  • Moderation is the silken string running through the pearl-chain of all virtues.
  • Ere all their silken trumpets close before the warm midday.
British Dictionary definitions for silken

silken

/ˈsɪlkən/
adjective
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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