an alloy containing not less than 92.5 per cent of silver, the remainder usually being copper
sterling-silver articles collectively
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How to use sterling silver in a sentence
The inside of the car-doors had been stripped clean and polished to a high metal gleam that glowed like sterling silver.Makers | Cory Doctorow
A footman brought in two small glasses of sparkling wine on a stamped sterling-silver waiter.Strictly Business | O. Henry
Neither had the sterling silver candlesticks on top of the sideboard been disturbed.The Camp Fire Girls Solve a Mystery | Hildegard G. Frey
These could be duplicated in cut glass and sterling silver at almost any price one wished to pay.Gardening for Little Girls | Olive Hyde Foster
Again came the laugh, merry and clear as the tinkle of sterling silver.Dorothy Vernon of Haddon Hall | Charles Major
Scientific definitions for sterling silver
An alloy that contains at least 92.5 percent silver and up to 7.5 percent copper or another metal, used to make jewelry and silverware.
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