1. [syn: metallic, metal(a)]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Metallic \Me*tal"lic\, a. [L. metallicus, fr. metallum: cf. F.
m['e]tallique. See Metal.]
1. Of or pertaining to a metal; of the nature of metal;
resembling metal; as, a metallic appearance; a metallic
2. (Chem.) Of, pertaining to, or characterized by, the
essential and implied properties of a metal, as contrasted
with a nonmetal or metalloid; conductive of electricity;
basic; forming positive ions in solution; antacid.
[1913 Webster +PJC]
Metallic iron, iron in the state of the metal, as
distinquished from its ores, as magnetic iron.
Metallic paper, paper covered with a thin solution of lime,
whiting, and size. When written upon with a pewter or
brass pencil, the lines can hardly be effaced.
Metallic tinking (Med.), a sound heard in the chest, when a
cavity communicating with the air passages contains both
air and liquid.
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
adj 1: containing or made of or resembling or characteristic of
a metal; "a metallic compound"; "metallic luster"; "the
strange metallic note of the meadow lark, suggesting the
clash of vibrant blades"- Ambrose Bierce [syn:
metallic, metal(a)] [ant: nonmetal, nonmetallic]
n 1: a fabric made of a yarn that is partly or entirely of metal
2: a yarn made partly or entirely of metal
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
32 Moby Thesaurus words for "metallic":
brassy, brazen, choked, coarse, cracked, croaking, croaky, dry,
gruff, guttural, harsh, harsh-sounding, hoarse, husky, metal,
metallike, metalline, metalloid, organometallic, ragged, raucid,
raucous, rough, roupy, rude, squawking, squawky, stertorous,
strangled, thick, throaty, tinny