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Wordnet 3.0


1. having a smooth, gleaming surface reflecting light;
- Example: "glossy auburn hair"
- Example: "satiny gardenia petals"
- Example: "sleek black fur"
- Example: "silken eyelashes"
- Example: "silky skin"
- Example: "a silklike fabric"
- Example: "slick seals and otters"
[syn: satiny, sleek, silken, silky, silklike, slick]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Silky \Silk"y\, a. [Compar. Silkier; superl. Silkiest.] 1. Of or pertaining to silk; made of, or resembling, silk; silken; silklike; as, a silky luster. [1913 Webster] 2. Hence, soft and smooth; as, silky wine. [1913 Webster] 3. Covered with soft hairs pressed close to the surface, as a leaf; sericeous. [1913 Webster] Silky oak (Bot.), a lofty Australian tree (Grevillea robusta) with silky tomentose lobed or incised leaves. It furnishes a valuable timber. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

silky adj 1: having a smooth, gleaming surface reflecting light; "glossy auburn hair"; "satiny gardenia petals"; "sleek black fur"; "silken eyelashes"; "silky skin"; "a silklike fabric"; "slick seals and otters" [syn: satiny, sleek, silken, silky, silklike, slick]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

76 Moby Thesaurus words for "silky": attenuate, attenuated, buffed, burnished, capillary, cirrose, cirrous, cottony, dainty, deferential, delicate, disarming, downy, fibered, fibroid, fibrous, filmy, fine, fine-drawn, fine-grained, finespun, finished, flagelliform, flossy, fluffy, funicular, furbished, fuzzy, gauzy, glace, glassy, glazed, gleaming, glossy, gossamer, gossamery, hairlike, hairy, insinuating, insinuative, lacquered, ligamental, lustrous, plush, plushy, polished, pubescent, refined, ropy, rubbed, saccharine, satin, satinlike, satiny, sericeous, shellacked, shiny, silken, silklike, sleek, slick, smooth, soft, soft as silk, stringy, taeniate, taeniform, thin-spun, threadlike, thready, varnished, velutinous, velvetlike, velvety, wiredrawn, wiry