[ sil-vuh-ree ]
/ ˈsɪl və ri /


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.

Origin of silvery

First recorded in 1590–1600; silver + -y1

Related forms

sil·ver·i·ness, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for silvery


/ (ˈsɪlvərɪ) /


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

Derived Forms

silveriness, noun
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