Definition of Silken

1. Adjective. Having a smooth, gleaming surface reflecting light. "Slick seals and otters"

Exact synonyms: Satiny, Silklike, Silky, Sleek, Slick
Similar to: Bright
Derivative terms: Satin, Silk, Silkiness, Sleekness, Slickness



Definition of Silken

1. a. Of or pertaining to silk; made of, or resembling, silk; as, silken cloth; a silken veil.

2. v. t. To render silken or silklike.

Definition of Silken

1. Adjective. Made of silk. ¹

2. Adjective. Having a smooth, soft, or light texture, like that of silk; suggestive of silk. ¹

3. Adjective. (figuratively of speech, singing, oratory, etc.) Smoothly uttered; flowing, subtle, or convincing in presentation. ¹

4. Verb. (transitive) To render silken or silklike. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Silken

1. made of silk [adj]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Silken

silk-screen printing
silk cotton
silk gland
silk hat
silk oak
silk screen print
silk stocking
silk tree
silk vine
silk wood
silkaline
silkalines
silke
silked
silken (current term)
silkened
silkening
silkenly
silkens
silkie
silkier
silkies
silkiest
silkily
silkiness
silkinesses
silking
silkless

Literary usage of Silken

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The History of Silk, Cotton, Linen, Wool, and Other Fibrous Substances by Clinton G. Gilroy (1845)
"ATTEMPTS TO PROCURE silken FILAMENTS FROM ... 138 CHAPTER X. FIBRES OR silken MATERIAL OF THE PINNA. The Pinna—Description of—Delicacy of its ..."

2. The Chief American Poets: Selected Poems by Bryant, Poe, Emerson, Longfellow by Curtis Hidden Page (1905)
"Itself its best excuse, it asks No leave of pride or fashion When silken zone or homespun frock It stirs with throbs of passion. Your winning graces hither ..."

3. St. Nicholas by Mary Mapes Dodge (1920)
"C§*3iV*S" lSs-1- .*. :i-:i^ •!»• -S- "*"!°:°! f. silken sack— eginning heretofore! land of almond blooms, of her looms; ..."

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