Meaning of SILKY in English
silk ‧ y /ˈsɪlki/ BrE AmE adjective
1 . soft, smooth, and shiny like silk:
2 . [only before noun] made of silk:
the silky fabric of her dress
3 . a silky voice is gentle, and is used especially when trying to persuade someone to do something
—silkiness noun [uncountable]
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▪ shiny looking bright and smooth, and reflecting light:
Her hair was now washed and shiny.
A shiny limousine pulled in front of the building.
His face was shiny with sweat.
shiny metal objects
▪ glossy used about hair or fur that looks shiny and healthy. Glossy magazines and books use expensive shiny paper:
My hair seemed much thicker and more glossy.
His fur is all glossy.
The plant's leaves were still glossy.
He was flicking through a glossy magazine.
glossy brochures advertising skiing vacations
▪ sleek shiny and smooth in a way that looks very attractive – used especially about hair, fur, a car or machine, or about someone's body :
the cat's sleek fur
His sleek dark-blue Mercedes was parked outside.
I looked at the sleek brown bodies resting beside the pool.
the sleek lines of a Bang and Olufsen television
A small jet waited like a sleek silver bird beside the runway.
▪ silky very soft and smooth to touch, like silk – used about hair, fur, skin, or material:
Her skirt and jacket were made of smooth, silky fabric.
Fernando stroked her silky hair and kissed her forehead.
her silky skin
▪ gleaming very shiny and clean – used especially about something that has just been polished:
A gleaming motorcycle stood parked outside the bar.
his gleaming white teeth
gleaming black shoes
The tourist brochures show gleaming white sand.
▪ glistening literary something that is glistening is shiny, especially because it is wet:
her glistening eyes
I recognized his dark glistening skin.
We stared at the glistening expanse of the sea.
the glistening white of the dome
the glistening black heads of the seals
▪ lustrous literary shining in a soft gentle way – used about hair, eyes, lips, or material:
Her hair was thick and lustrous.
His eyes were dark and lustrous.
her lustrous lips
the fabric's smooth lustrous surface
▪ polished polished shoes, floors, tables etc are shiny because they have been rubbed until they shine:
a highly polished floor
Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English. Longman - Словарь современного английского языка. 2012