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silken

[ sil-kuhn ]
/ ˈsɪl kən /
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adjective

made of silk.
like silk in smoothness, softness, glossiness, or delicateness.
clad in silk.
smoothly persuasive or ingratiating; mellifluous: the senator's silken oratory.
elegant; luxurious.

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Origin of silken

before 900; Middle English; Old English seolcen.See silk, -en2
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silken
/ (ˈsɪlkən) /

adjective

made of silk
resembling silk in smoothness or gloss
dressed in silk
soft and delicate
rare luxurious or elegant
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