Definition of silky in English:



  • 1Of or resembling silk, especially in being soft, fine, and lustrous.

    ‘the fur felt silky and soft’
    • ‘He came out on stage, wearing a silky, champagne-coloured pirate blouse.’
    • ‘Nowadays short and sweet are what women want, and girls dream to have silky, short and bouncy hair.’
    • ‘And after all that scrubbing the surface is silky soft.’
    • ‘The skin is fried to a crisp, while the spices permeate the soft, silky flesh of the fish.’
    • ‘Not exactly, but I've always had a soft spot for that silky sheen that comes with fresh plaster.’
    • ‘The aubergines should be very soft and silky but not actually falling apart.’
    • ‘She even has a look of Mata Hari, with her hair tamed into a silky curtain that complements her black designer suit and kitten heels.’
    • ‘The banana leaf is ready for it's next step when the top is shiny green/brown and has a silky texture.’
    • ‘The soft silky fabric was cool on her warm skin.’
    • ‘Of the materials, satin and cotton are the most important, but silk and a silky touch are not forgotten.’
    • ‘It had white walls and wooden floor tiles with racks of silky dresses and sheer see-through tops and scarves.’
    • ‘She wore a light dress made of silky blue fabric, the color of an extremely pale robin's egg.’
    • ‘The crumbly polenta nicely counters the silky red peppers, and the fresh butter adds a sweet kick.’
    • ‘She takes me upstairs and opens a chest, out of which she takes scraps of shiny, silky fabric.’
    • ‘I like the highlights they give me and they make my hair feel very soft and silky.’
    • ‘Flowery decorations in the silky fabrics reflect femininity in a perfect way.’
    • ‘The gel-creme formula goes on smoothly and soaks in instantly, leaving you feeling silky soft.’
    • ‘Luckily due to the silky texture and reasonable staying power, there was no danger of such a nightmarish scenario.’
    • ‘Nevertheless, it looks, feels and sounds silky, and is simplicity itself.’
    • ‘Cut the mushrooms in quarters and stir them in with the onions, letting it all cook until it's silky soft, yet barely coloured.’
    smooth, soft, sleek, lustrous, fine, glossy, satiny, silken, velvety
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    1. 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’
      • ‘She spoke her name with a silky, beautiful voice.’
      • ‘He was not silky, not sophisticated, and not capable of talking them out of anything.’
      • ‘The report deluged him with criticism, albeit worded in the silky prose of a veteran mandarin.’
      • ‘He could see her lips moving faintly, the sound of her silky voice barely a whisper.’
      • ‘Damien's silky voice crept into her thoughts.’
      • ‘His voice is rich and silky and seems to contain the wisdom of the world.’
      • ‘Her voice was silky, and you were entranced by her.’
      • ‘Although adept at the silky arts of persuasion, Cariappa was a soldier who spoke his mind.’
      • ‘One thing that cannot be ignored when listening to Pilate is Todd's silky voice.’
      • ‘No, he is not the little brother of the silky smooth soul-pop singer Lou Rawls.’
      • ‘His silky smooth voice and his innovative lyrics will be around for quite some time.’