follow Dictionary.com

11 Trending Words of 2014

silvery

[sil-vuh-ree] /ˈsɪl və ri/
adjective
1.
resembling silver; of a lustrous grayish-white color:
the silvery moon.
2.
having a clear, ringing sound like that of silver:
the silvery peal of bells.
3.
containing or covered with silver:
silvery deposits.
Origin
1590-1600
1590-1600; silver + -y1
Related forms
silveriness, noun
Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
Cite This Source
British Dictionary definitions for silveriness

silvery

/ˈsɪlvərɪ/
adjective
1.
of or having the appearance of silver: the silvery moon
2.
containing or covered with silver
3.
having a clear ringing sound
Derived Forms
silveriness, noun
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
© William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Cite This Source
Word Origin and History for silveriness

silvery

adj.

late 14c., from silver (n.) + -y (2). Related: Silveriness.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
Cite This Source

Word of the Day

Difficulty index for silvery

Some English speakers likely know this word

Word Value for silveriness

0
17
Scrabble Words With Friends