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metallic

Pronunciation: /məˈtælɪk; mɪˈtælɪk/

Translation of metallic in Spanish:

adjective/adjetivo

  • 1.1 (of, containing metal) [element/compound] metálico 1.2 (suggesting metal) [color/sound/taste] metálico
    Example sentences
    • But in any case there is no such thing - chlorine is simply not an element that can form a metallic alloy, as opposed to an ionic compound with a metal.
    • As a result, some of the elements of the metal or alloy change from a metallic state into a non-metallic state.
    • The reduced metal typically forms a metallic alloy on the cathode.
    Example sentences
    • He heard a sharp, metallic sound that made his blood run cold through his veins.
    • It reached back, pulling out a sword with the sound of metal on the sheath, a ringing, metallic sound that foretold doom.
    • At that precise moment, a gong near the entrance way was sounded, the metallic clang echoing around the Great Hall.
    Example sentences
    • Trochilines often have iridescent feathers of metallic red, orange, green and blue.
    • The latter mineral, a sulphide of iron, has a shiny metallic lustre and was often mistaken for gold itself: it is the infamous fool's gold.
    • Her fur, a deep blue-grey, had a softness that belied its almost metallic lustre.

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