From Latin metallicus, from metallum (“metal”).
- (UK, US) IPA: /məˈtæl.ɪk/, /mɪˈtæl.ɪk/
metallic (comparative more metallic, superlative most metallic)
- Made of, appearing to be made of, resembling, or related to metal.
metallic (plural metallics)
- A metallic color
- 2007 May 24, Karin Nelson, “Keeping Time in Cool Comfort”, New York Times:
- As Robert Clergerie, whose unisex Popée shoe comes in an array of pastels and eye-popping metallics, explained the attraction, “It gives manhood to women.”