silvery

[ sil-vuh-ree ]
/ ˈsɪl və ri /

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.

Nearby words

  1. silvertail,
  2. silvertip,
  3. silverware,
  4. silverweed,
  5. silverwork,
  6. silvery cinquefoil,
  7. silvery spleenwort,
  8. silvester,
  9. silvester i,
  10. silvester ii

Origin of silvery

First recorded in 1590–1600; silver + -y1

Related formssil·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 Formssilveriness, noun

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Word Origin and History for silvery

silvery

adj.

late 14c., from silver (n.) + -y (2). Related: Silveriness.

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