silkiness

silky

[sil-kee]
adjective, silkier, silkiest.
1.
of or like silk; smooth, lustrous, soft, or delicate: silky skin.
2.
Botany. covered with fine, soft, closely set hairs, as a leaf.

Origin:
1605–15; silk + -y1

silkily, adverb
silkiness, noun
Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
Cite This Source Link To silkiness
Collins
World English Dictionary
silky (ˈsɪlkɪ)
 
adj , silkier, silkiest
1.  resembling silk in texture; glossy
2.  made of silk
3.  (of a voice, manner, etc) suave; smooth
4.  botany covered with long fine soft hairs: silky leaves
 
'silkily
 
adv
 
'silkiness
 
n

Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 10th Edition
2009 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009
Cite This Source
Related Words
Copyright © 2014 Dictionary.com, LLC. All rights reserved.
  • Please Login or Sign Up to use the Recent Searches feature