- (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.
Examples from the Web for metallic
Her very first sculpture, a metallic chrome unicorn aptly titled “Space Oracle,” sits on a pedestal directly in front.
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|Emily Shire|September 30, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Iconic looks include the metallic and asymmetrical bodysuits from the Aladdin Sane tour, the ice-blue suit from the Life on Mars?
Or what about if it had a metallic sheen and a whimsical sense of humor?
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|Steven Isaac|June 3, 2014|DAILY BEAST
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.A Dictionary of Arts, Manufactures and Mines|Andrew Ure
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|Arthur Train
British Dictionary definitions for metallic
Word Origin and History for metallic
1560s, from Middle French métallique or directly from Latin metallicus, from Greek metallikos, from metallon (see metal).