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silky

[sil-kee] /ˈsɪl ki/
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
1605-1615
1605-15; silk + -y1
Related forms
silkily, adverb
silkiness, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for silky

silky

/ˈsɪlkɪ/
adjective 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
Derived Forms
silkily, adverb
silkiness, noun
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Word Origin and History for silky
adj.

1610s, from silk + -y (2). Related: Silkily; silkiness.

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