Definition of silky in English:



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

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