- (of a metal element) being in the free or uncombined state: metallic iron.
- containing or yielding metal.
- a yarn or fiber made partly or entirely of metal and having a metallic appearance.
- a fabric made of such a yarn or fiber.
Origin of metallic
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Contemporary Examples of metallic
Her very first sculpture, a metallic chrome unicorn aptly titled “Space Oracle,” sits on a pedestal directly in front.The Tiniest Jackson Pollock
November 5, 2014
With Perl in particular, a former makeup artist, there is a sultriness to her metallic eye shadow and her painted lips.The Sisterhood of Bulletproof Stockings: It’s Ladies’ Night for Hasidic Rockers
September 30, 2014
Iconic looks include the metallic and asymmetrical bodysuits from the Aladdin Sane tour, the ice-blue suit from the Life on Mars?The Making—and Remaking—of David Bowie
September 23, 2014
Or what about if it had a metallic sheen and a whimsical sense of humor?Does a Robot Need to Be Cute?
June 22, 2014
Shields are again splintered into useless bits, and sparks fly from all the metallic collisions.The ‘GOT’ Red Viper and Mountain Duel, and a History of Medieval Trial by Combat
June 3, 2014
Historical Examples of metallic
A mechanical banjo suddenly added its metallic noise to the din, fit music, it seemed, for such obscene company.The Duke Of Chimney Butte
G. W. Ogden
We heard, and dimly saw, him engaged with a metallic object which he drew from under his coat.The Boss of Little Arcady
Harry Leon Wilson
No other acid, or metallic solution, but the above, has been found to answer the desired purpose of the hatmaker.
Several species of metallic greenish or bluish flies also are found occasionally in houses.The House Fly and How to Suppress It
L. O. Howard and F. C. Bishopp
The sound was clear, sharp, and metallic, and vastly higher in pitch than a ship's call.The Man Who Rocked the Earth
1560s, from Middle French métallique or directly from Latin metallicus, from Greek metallikos, from metallon (see metal).