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silvery

[ sil-vuh-ree ]
/ ˈsɪl və ri /
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adjective
resembling silver; of a lustrous grayish-white color: the silvery moon.
having a clear, ringing sound like that of silver: the silvery peal of bells.
containing or covered with silver: silvery deposits.
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Origin of silvery

First recorded in 1590–1600; silver + -y1

OTHER WORDS FROM silvery

sil·ver·i·ness, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for silvery

silvery
/ (ˈsɪlvərɪ) /

adjective
of or having the appearance of silverthe silvery moon
containing or covered with silver
having a clear ringing sound

Derived forms of silvery

silveriness, noun
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