Definition of Silkiness

1. Noun. The smooth feel of silk fabric.

Exact synonyms: Sleekness
Generic synonyms: Smoothness
Derivative terms: Silky, Sleek



Definition of Silkiness

1. n. The quality or state of being silky or silken; softness and smoothness.

Definition of Silkiness

1. Noun. The property of being silky. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Silkiness

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Silkiness

silkaline
silkalines
silke
silked
silken
silkened
silkening
silkenly
silkens
silkie
silkier
silkies
silkiest
silkily
silkiness (current term)
silkinesses
silking
silkless
silklike
silkman
silkmen
silkmoth
silkmoths
silkness
silkoline
silkolines
silks
silkscreen
silkscreened

Literary usage of Silkiness

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1. An Authentic and Faithful History of the Atrocious Murder of Celia Holloway by John William Holloway (1832)
"There was in him all the outward smoothness and silkiness of the serpent, but within were all the guile and venom of the reptile. Holloway knew that he had ..."

2. Inheritance in Poultry by Charles Benedict Davenport (1906)
"silkiness is a new characteristic and, approximating as it does the ... silkiness is recessive to non- silkiness—the retrograde to the progressive type. ..."

3. Report by American Genetic Association (1907)
"Such a condition is known as silkiness. When plainness of feather is crossed with ... When plainness is crossed with silkiness, plainness is dominant. ..."

4. Transactions of the American Institute of Mining, Metallurgical and (1904)
"12, becomes at first slightly silky; then silkiness increases until full silkiness is reached with Fig. 18. The dark brick-red color of Fig. ..."

5. Animal Life and Intelligence by Conwy Lloyd Morgan (1891)
"In fowls, silkiness of feathers seems to be at once bred out by intercrossing between silk-fowl and any other breed. But in the silky variety of the ..."

6. Animal Life and Intelligence by Conwy Lloyd Morgan (1891)
"In fowls, silkiness of feathers seems to be at once bred out by intercrossing between silk-fowl and any other breed. But in the silky variety of the ..."

7. British Fungus-flora: A Classified Text-book of Mycology by George. Massee (1893)
"Fr. Pileus about 3 in across, fleshy, convex, plane, discoid, covered with a thick viscid gluten, the silkiness of the veil ..."

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