silver foil

  1. silver or silver-colored metal in foil form.

Origin of silver foil

late Middle English word dating back to 1400–50

Words Nearby silver foil Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use silver foil in a sentence

  • For two ounces of liquid I should recommend a sheet of stout silver foil, about two inches long and half an inch broad.

  • He even found the silver-foil wrapping from the food concentrate capsule.

    Flight From Tomorrow | Henry Beam Piper
  • "The glare of the silver-foil reflectors is unbearable," she looked up, with a pointed and famous effect.

    Cytherea | Joseph Hergesheimer
  • Called Par Excellence Creme, wrapped in silver foil with a gold label, it sells for fifteen cents and costs you ten.

    Business English | Rose Buhlig
  • They used, evidently had plastered this silver foil-type peculiar stuff on the wall previously and it is still there.

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