silvery

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

silver +‎ -y

AdjectiveEdit

silvery (comparative silverier, superlative silveriest)

  1. Resembling silver in color, shiny white.
    All the enameled race, whose silvery wing / Waves to the tepid zephyrs of the spring. — Alexander Pope.
  2. Sprinkled or covered with silver.
  3. Having the clear, musical tone of silver; soft and clear in sound.
    a silvery laugh

TranslationsEdit

Derived termsEdit

  • silvery acacia
  • silvery fox
  • silvery gade
  • silvery gibbon
  • silvery gull
  • silvery hair-grass
  • silvery hair-tail
  • silvery honeysuckle
  • silvery oak
  • silvery pout
  • silvery salmon
  • silvery shrew mole
  • silvery-tongued
Last modified on 3 April 2014, at 14:04