- 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. [1913 Webster]
3. Having the clear, musical tone of silver; soft and clear in sound; as, silvery voices; a silvery laugh. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.
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silvery — [sil′vər ē] adj. 1. a) resembling silver, as in color or luster b) covered with or containing silver 2. soft and clear, like the sound of a silver bell silveriness n … English World dictionary
silvery — sil|ver|y [ˈsılvəri] adj 1.) shiny and silver in colour ▪ her silvery hair ▪ the silvery light of the moon 2.) literary a silvery voice or sound is light, pleasant, and musical ▪ Clara gave a small, silvery laugh … Dictionary of contemporary English
silvery — silveriness, n. /sil veuh ree/, adj. 1. resembling silver; of a lustrous grayish white color: the silvery moon. 2. having a clear, ringing sound like that of silver: the silvery peal of bells. 3. containing or covered with silver: silvery… … Universalium
silvery — [[t]sɪ̱lvəri[/t]] ADJ: usu ADJ n Silvery things look like silver or are the colour of silver. ...a small, intense man with silvery hair... There was a full moon and its silvery light seeped through the curtains … English dictionary
silvery — UK [ˈsɪlvərɪ] / US adjective 1) like silver in colour or appearance the silvery moon silvery hair 2) mainly literary a silvery voice or sound is clear, light, and pleasant … English dictionary
silvery — sil|ver|y [ sılvəri ] adjective 1. ) like silver in color or appearance: the silvery moon 2. ) MAINLY LITERARY a silvery voice or sound is clear, light, and pleasant … Usage of the words and phrases in modern English
silvery — adjective 1 shiny and silver in colour: the silvery light of the moon 2 especially literary having a pleasant, light, musical sound: peals of silvery laughter … Longman dictionary of contemporary English
silvery — adjective Date: 14th century 1. having the luster of silver 2. having a soft high clear musical tone < a silvery voice > 3. containing or consisting of silver • silveriness noun … New Collegiate Dictionary
silvery — adj. Silvery is used with these nouns: ↑grey, ↑hair, ↑metal … Collocations dictionary
silvery — sil•ver•y [[t]ˈsɪl və ri[/t]] adj. 1) resembling silver; of a lustrous grayish white color 2) having a clear, ringing sound: the silvery peal of bells[/ex] 3) containing or covered with silver • Etymology: 1590–1600 sil′ver•i•ness, n … From formal English to slang