Definition of German silver in English:

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German silver

Pronunciation: /ˈˌjərmən ˈsilvər/


A white alloy of nickel, zinc, and copper.
Example sentences
  • Based on a re-examination of the Fletcher site materials in the early 1990s, however, Mainfort now thinks the rings are not actually silver but a ‘gray metal’ alloy, perhaps German silver.
  • Nielsen Bainbridge offers a wide variety of silvers, from a raw aluminum look to a steel gray to brushed tones in its German silver.
  • This trim boxwood slide rule bound tipped in German silver was designed for use by technicians in textile trades.

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Syllabification: Ger·man sil·ver

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