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silken

Pronunciation: /ˈsɪlkən/

Translation of silken in Spanish:

adjective/adjetivo

[literary/literario]
  • 1.1 (of silk) [gown/shirt] de seda
    Example sentences
    • The gown shone with a gleam of a thin layer of silken silver fabric that covered the light blue.
    • The cover shows a soldier's combat helmet side-by-side with a diplomat's silken top hat.
    • Despite an insulating jacket of leather over his three layers of silken robes, he was still shivering.
    1.2 (like silk) [hair/skin] sedoso, como la seda
    Example sentences
    • Alaska was always smiling with spontaneous gestures, had silken hair, soft, wrinkle free, natural skin that was most alluring.
    • His soft brown strands of silken hair shine in the fading sunlight, gently sweeping into his eyes and over the planes of his face.
    • She had long, soft layers of silken chestnut hair that draped over her slender shoulders and cascaded down to the base of her back.
    1.3 (suave) [tones/voice] suave, aterciopelado

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