Definition of silky in English:

silky

Syllabification: silk·y
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.
    Synonyms
    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.

Derivatives

silkily

Pronunciation: /ˈsilkəlē/
adverb
More 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.

silkiness

noun
More 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.

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