Definition of Silvery

1. Adjective. Resembling or reminiscent of silver. "Singing in her silvery tones"

Exact synonyms: Silvern
Similar to: Euphonious, Euphonous



2. Adjective. Having the white lustrous sheen of silver. "Repeated scrubbings have given the wood a silvery sheen"
Exact synonyms: Silver, Silvern
Similar to: Bright
Derivative terms: Silver

3. Adjective. Of lustrous grey; covered with or tinged with the color of silver. "Silvery hair"
Exact synonyms: Argent, Silver, Silverish
Similar to: Achromatic, Neutral
Derivative terms: Argent, Silver

Definition of Silvery

1. a. Resembling, or having the luster of, silver; grayish white and lustrous; of a mild luster; bright.

Definition of Silvery

1. Adjective. Resembling silver in color, shiny white. ¹

2. Adjective. Sprinkled or covered with silver. ¹

3. Adjective. Having the clear, musical tone of silver; soft and clear in sound. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Silvery

1. resembling silver [adj]

Medical Definition of Silvery

1. 1. Resembling, or having the luster of, silver; grayish white and lustrous; of a mild luster; bright. "All the enameled race, whose silvery wing Waves to the tepid zephyrs of the spring." (Pope) 2. Besprinkled or covered with silver. 3. Having the clear, musical tone of silver; soft and clear in sound; as, silvery voices; a silvery laugh. Silvery iron, a peculiar light-gray fine-grained cast iron, usually obtained from clay iron ore. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Silvery

silverspot
silverspots
silversword
silverswords
silvertip
silvertone
silvertop palmetto
silvervine
silverware
silverwares
silverweed
silverweeds
silverwork
silverworker
silverworks
silvery (current term)
silvery-cheeked antshrike
silvery gibbon
silvery gibbons
silvery marmoset
silvery marmosets
silvery pomfret
silvery pomfrets
silvery sedge
silvery spleenwort
silvery wormwood
silvex
silvexes
silvialite
silvical

Literary usage of Silvery

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

1. The Canadian Entomologist by Entomological Society of Canada (1863-1871), Entomological Society of Canada (1951- ), Entomological Society of Ontario (1906)
"Whitish, with a slightly silvery lustre. The last segment marked with dark spots on the dorsal surface. A few fine hairs on each segment of the body. ..."

2. The Standard Cyclopedia of Horticulture: A Discussion for the Amateur, and by Liberty Hyde Bailey (1914)
"tube about as long as limb, yellow within, fragrant; style at the base included by a tubular disk: fr. oval, yellow, coated with silvery scales. June. ..."

3. American Food and Game Fishes: A Popular Account of All the Species Found in by David Starr Jordan, Barton Warren Evermann (1902)
"silvery lateral band very sharply defined, as broad as eye, not a. Anal rays 19 to 24. bb. silvery lateral band throughout narrower than the eye; A. 23; ..."

4. The Canadian Entomologist by Entomological Society of Canada (1951- ), Entomological Society of Ontario (1877)
"then suppose all the dark margin behind the fascia gathered on the costal margin, forming a velvety black spot so large that it touches the small silvery ..."

5. Frank Forester's Fish and Fishing of the United States and British Provinces by Henry William Herbert (1859)
"It is of a lustrous silvery white on the upper parts of the body, and opaque white below. Its dorsals, pectorals and caudal are pale yellow ; its ventrals ..."

6. Frank Forester's Fish and Fishing of the United States and British Provinces by Henry William Herbert (1851)
"THIS fish, which greatly resembles the Pearch both in shape and habits, is well known to the fishermen of New York as the silvery Pearch. ..."

7. Transactions of the American Entomological Society. by American Entomological Society (1892)
"Abdomen deep shining black, basal half of si-gnu-nt« two to four silvery white pollinose. first segment more or less silvery beni-ath ; first -• -nu tit ..."

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