Definition of silky in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈsilkē/

adjective (silkier, silkiest)

1Of or resembling silk, especially in being soft, fine, and lustrous: the fur felt silky and soft
More example sentences
  • The soft silky fabric was cool on her warm skin.
  • Cut the mushrooms in quarters and stir them in with the onions, letting it all cook until it's silky soft, yet barely coloured.
  • And after all that scrubbing the surface is silky soft.
smooth, soft, sleek, fine, glossy, satiny, silken
1.1(Of a person or their speech or manner) suave and smooth, especially in a way intended to be persuasive: a silky, seductive voice
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  • One thing that cannot be ignored when listening to Pilate is Todd's silky voice.
  • His silky smooth voice and his innovative lyrics will be around for quite some time.
  • He could see her lips moving faintly, the sound of her silky voice barely a whisper.



Pronunciation: /ˈsilkəlē/
Example sentences
  • We had fantastic little crisp and silkily ungreasy gyoza dumplings.
  • The braised baby onions were silkily soft and deliciously sweet.
  • Neiman's voice is impressive, gliding silkily over the instrumentals.


Pronunciation: /ˈsilkēnəs/
Example sentences
  • The pasta dough, though patently handmade, lacked the requisite silkiness required.
  • Keeping intact the incomparable qualities of silkiness, and the ability to keep the body cool, it offers fascinating range of linen shirts.
  • Rustico's pasta has the fresh egginess of the home-made article and it's rolled to just the right degree of firm but elastic silkiness.

Words that rhyme with silky

milky, Wilkie

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Syllabification: silk·y

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