Definition of sterling silver in English:

sterling silver

Syllabification: ster·ling sil·ver

noun

Silver of 92 1/ 2 percent purity.
More 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.

Definition of sterling silver in:

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources

Word of the day humoresque
Pronunciation: ˌhjuːməˈrɛsk
noun
a short, lively piece of music