Definition of silvery in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈsilv(ə)rē/


1Like silver in color or appearance; shiny and gray-white: shoals of silvery fish
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  • They are green and white, and they carry their national symbol, the star and crescent, silvery bright and shiny.
  • Despite it being winter, there is plenty of colour, from subtle silvery tones to bright berries and stems.
  • Germanium looks like a metal, with a bright, shiny, silvery luster, but it is brittle and breaks apart rather easily.
1.1(Of a person’s hair) gray-white and lustrous.
Example sentences
  • He has silvery hair, quick, hawk eyes, and a lean, slightly bent frame.
  • Wearing black trousers and a grey polo shirt, he is still handsome with shoulder-length silvery hair and a twinkle in the eye.
  • I made out an elderly lady, propped up, silvery hair rippling across her shoulders.
1.2(Of a sound) gentle, clear, and melodious: a little silvery laugh
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  • She laughed, a silvery tinkling sound clearer than any bell.
  • He felt the familiar glow rise once more in his stomach at the sound of the silvery laughter.
  • In the responsive acoustic of Kendal's United Reformed Church the silvery sound of the massed flute choir could be appreciated to the full.



Example sentences
  • It's mainly to do with its extraordinary silveriness - what isn't brushed aluminium is chrome.
  • The silveriness is most stunning with new spring growth, hardening to blue-green in summer.
  • I wasn't terribly keen on the silveriness of the whole thing, at first, but the subtle pattern makes up for that.

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Syllabification: sil·ver·y

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