metallic

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EtymologyEdit

From Latin metallicus, from metallum ‎(metal).

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  • (UK, US) IPA(key): /məˈtæl.ɪk/, /mɪˈtæl.ɪk/
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metallic ‎(comparative more metallic, superlative most metallic)

  1. Made of, appearing to be made of, resembling, or related to metal.

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NounEdit

metallic ‎(plural metallics)

  1. A metallic color
    • 2007 May 24, Karin Nelson, “Keeping Time in Cool Comfort”[1], 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.”
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