- of, relating to, or consisting of metal.
- of the nature of or suggesting metal, as in luster, resonance, or hardness: metallic green; a harsh metallic sound.
- (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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Historical Examples of metallically
Then—he told me that later—he heard somebody hickup, hickup hard, metallically.Caybigan
A narrow deck, metallically enclosed, and with large bull's-eye windows, encircled the superstructure.Brigands of the Moon
The traditional pencil has been displaced by a silver point which traces its mark upon a metallically coated paper.Gas-Engines and Producer-Gas Plants
R. E. Mathot
- of, concerned with, or consisting of metal or a metal
- suggestive of a metala metallic click; metallic lustre
- chem (of a metal element) existing in the free state rather than in combinationmetallic copper
1560s, from Middle French métallique or directly from Latin metallicus, from Greek metallikos, from metallon (see metal).
- Relating to or having the characteristics of a metal.