[ sil-kee ]
/ ˈsɪl ki /

adjective, silk·i·er, silk·i·est.

of or like silk; smooth, lustrous, soft, or delicate: silky skin.
Botany. covered with fine, soft, closely set hairs, as a leaf.

Origin of silky

First recorded in 1605–15; silk + -y1


silk·i·ly, adverbsilk·i·ness, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for silky

/ (ˈsɪlkɪ) /

adjective silkier or silkiest

resembling silk in texture; glossy
made of silk
(of a voice, manner, etc) suave; smooth
botany covered with long fine soft hairssilky leaves

Derived forms of silky

silkily, adverbsilkiness, noun
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