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Meaning of silvery by Wiktionary Dictionary

silvery


    Etymology

    silver +‎ -y

    Adjective

    silvery ( comparative silverier, superlative silveriest )

    1. Resembling silver in color, shiny white .
      All the enameled race, whose silvery wing / Waves to the tepid zephyrs of the spring. — Alexander Pope .
    2. Sprinkled or covered with silver .
    3. Having the clear, musical tone of silver; soft and clear in sound .
      a silvery laugh

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Explanation of silvery by Wordnet Dictionary

silvery


    Adjective
    1. having the white lustrous sheen of silver

    2. repeated scrubbings have given the wood a silvery sheen
    3. resembling or reminiscent of silver

    4. singing in her silvery tones
    5. of lustrous grey

    6. silvery hair


    Definition of silvery by GCIDE Dictionary

    silvery


    1. Silvery a.
      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 ( Metal. ), a peculiar light-gray fine-grained cast iron, usually obtained from clay iron ore.