- the metallic element mercury.
- to amalgamate (metal) with mercury.
Origin of quicksilver
Related Words for quicksilverimpulsive, unpredictable, volatile, effervescent, changeable, resilient, erratic, unstable, flighty, capricious, temperamental, buoyant, elastic, expansive, fickle, flaky, flip, gay, inconstant, irregular
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Contemporary Examples of quicksilver
Crystal is a onetime member of the Avengers, and in various storylines is also married to Quicksilver.Inside Marvel’s Phase 3: How ‘The Avengers’ Cross Paths with Black Panther and the New Superheroes
October 30, 2014
The end credit scene of Captain America: The Winter Soldier introduces the new Avengers the Scarlet Witch and Quicksilver.
Aaron Taylor-Johnson, who portrayed the eponymous character in Kick-Ass, will play her brother, Quicksilver.
Quicksilver is capable of moving and thinking at incredible speeds, and eventually traveling through time.
The Scarlet Witch and Quicksilver, or Wanda and Pietro Maximoff, first appeared as X-Men villains in 1964.
Historical Examples of quicksilver
I have more names than one; but the name of Quicksilver suits me as well as any other.
"And that would be a great pity," said Quicksilver, with his mischievous smile.
Quicksilver looked at it with a smile, and nodded his approbation.
"They are three very strange old ladies," said Quicksilver, laughing.
"I told you she would be the first to discover them," said Quicksilver to Perseus.
- another name for mercury (def. 1)
- rapid or unpredictable in movement or changea quicksilver temper
Word Origin for quicksilver
Old English cwicseolfor, literally "living silver," translating Latin argentum vivum (cf. Italian argento vivo), literally "living silver;" so called from its liquid mobility. See quick (adj.) + silver (n.). Cf. Dutch kwikzilver, Old High German quecsilbar, German quecksilber, French vif-argent, Italian argenta viva.