Definition of sterling silver in English:

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sterling silver

Pronunciation: /ˈstərliNG ˈsilvər/


Silver of 92 1/2 percent purity.
Example sentences
  • The medal, in plated or polished stainless steel or sterling silver, comes with a 24-inch beaded chain.
  • This meant, for example, that he preferred copper or silverplate to sterling silver for his metalwork.
  • It is perched on a polished branch of black coral and is also adorned with black and colorless diamonds set in 18-karat white, rose, and yellow gold with sterling silver accents.

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Syllabification: ster·ling sil·ver

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