verb (used without object)
verb (used with object)
Origin of silt
Examples from the Web for silty
Historical Examples of silty
Sometimes it seemed to make no headway at all against the heavy, silty current.Birthright
The flathead chub is found in silty water and often is the predominant species in streams that have high turbidity.
The silty soil preferred by the willow is scarce as both streams are actively eroding their channels.
A light to heavy silty loam, underlaid by a silty clay loam, is considered best.Apple Growing
M. C. Burritt
By rubbing some of this between the fingers, both dry and wet, one can get a fair idea of how a silty soil should feel.The First Book of Farming
Charles L. Goodrich
Word Origin for silt
mid-15c., originally "sediment deposited by seawater," probably from a Scandinavian source (cf. Norwegian and Danish sylt "salt marsh"), or from Middle Low German or Middle Dutch silte, sulte "salt marsh, brine," from Proto-Germanic *sultjo- (cf. Old English sealt, Old High German sulza "saltwater," German Sulze "brine"), from PIE *sal- (see salt (n.)).
"to become choked with silt" (of river channels, harbors, etc.), 1799, from silt (n.). Related: Silted; silting.