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Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
silky smooth (=very smooth)
▪ He has one of those silky smooth voices.
silky (=soft, smooth, and shiny)
▪ a cream with a silky texture
▪ Her skirt and jacket were made of smooth, silky fabric.
▪ The treatment will leave your hair feeling soft and silky.
▪ You're so lucky to have such lovely, silky hair.
▪ And, true, the foie gras was superb -- buttery, silky, fleshy -- just as it should be.
▪ His blond stubble was silky and made his mouth as exciting as an adolescent boy's.
▪ It had a nice smell and my hair felt very silky and manageable after I'd rinsed it.
▪ It was like a rug, that grass was, so springy and silky and deep.
▪ One arm went round his neck, her fingers tangling in the silky hair at his nape.
▪ The material is a 65% polyester 35% cotton mix called Finelight, which has a cool, silky feel without being delicate.
▪ The wholesomeness of youth was enmeshed in her looks, silky smooth cocoa skin, and fresh smell.
▪ Yes, she told him, bending to nuzzle his silky hair.
The Collaborative International Dictionary

Silky \Silk"y\, a. [Compar. Silkier; superl. Silkiest.]

  1. Of or pertaining to silk; made of, or resembling, silk; silken; silklike; as, a silky luster.

  2. Hence, soft and smooth; as, silky wine.

  3. Covered with soft hairs pressed close to the surface, as a leaf; sericeous.

    Silky oak (Bot.), a lofty Australian tree ( Grevillea robusta) with silky tomentose lobed or incised leaves. It furnishes a valuable timber.

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

1610s, from silk + -y (2). Related: Silkily; silkiness.


a. Similar in appearance or texture (especially in softness and smoothness) to silk. n. (alternative spelling of silkie English)

  1. adj. having a smooth, gleaming surface; "glossy auburn hair"; "satiny gardenia petals"; "sleek black fur"; "silken eyelashes"; "silky skin"; "a silklike fabric"; "slick seals and otters" [syn: glossy, satiny, sleek, silken, silklike, slick]

  2. [also: silkiest, silkier]


Silky means having a smooth, silk-like texture. It may also refer to:

  • Silkie, a variety of chicken believed to have originated in eastern Asia
  • Australian Silky Terrier, known in North America as a Silky Terrier
  • Silky, a character from the anime series I'm Gonna Be An Angel! (Tenshi ni Narumon) voiced by Hiroko Konishi.
  • Silkie, a silkworm-like creature created by Killer Moth who becomes a pet of superheroes Beast Boy and Starfire in the animated TV series Teen Titans

Usage examples of "silky".

Her silky hair would be surrounding her, an allure he would never be able to resist.

Lew Alton asked with a kind of silky insolence that never failed to annoy Javanne.

Imbs and Jenny -- she in a yellowish fluffy coat -- were probably on their way from the ballet school, for the laces of her ballet slippers were dangling pink and silky out of a gym bag that Jenny was carrying.

But here in this shallow bay she could see clearly enough--see the flawless beauty of the mers and Silky, her companions, Their streamlined forms suspended by unseen hands.

The overhair was long and silky, while the undercoat felt thick and springy.

Slowly he stroked the silky inner skin of her thighs with his other hand until she was spread open to him, her cleft glistening with pearlets of moisture.

The travelling case is opened up and its sumptuously coloured, silky, pillowy cargo is pulled into the light.

For dessert, you may be offered the silkiest dark-chocolate quenelle with a stylish Asian sauce of saffron, star anise, and cinnamon, or hazelnut cake topped with creme brulee.

She chose a black silky sleeveless dress with scalloping at the hemline and around the deep V neckline.

He repeated that in Greek and she nodded so vigorously that her scrunchie fell out of her silky hair.

She had that silky, swingy hair, those freckles across the bridge of her nose, those big, guileless, startlingly blue eyes.

Here most of the people, men and women, wore either the full-skirted, nip-waisted coats or loose, unshaped wraps of some silky fabric that seemed to float in the air around them, trailing strange perfumes.

The silky webbing that held the spheres together also sealed the connection between sailboat and worldship, keeping the air inside.

He scanned the local geo-chaos and saw the silky amoeboid shape of the Ironhorse weaving nervously between the spinning clumps of rock on its final approach.

There were small dogs like sharp-faced corgis and brown-and-black silky terriers and a Lhasa apso with long golden hair.