Definition of sterling silver in English:

sterling silver

Line breaks: ster|ling sil¦ver

noun

[mass noun]
  • Silver of 92 1/ 2 per cent purity.
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    • The medal, in plated or polished stainless steel or sterling silver, comes with a 24-inch beaded chain.
    • This meant, for example, that he preferred copper or silverplate to sterling silver for his metalwork.
    • It is perched on a polished branch of black coral and is also adorned with black and colorless diamonds set in 18-karat white, rose, and yellow gold with sterling silver accents.

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