[ US /ˈsɪɫkən/ ]
[ UK /sˈɪlkən/ ]
  1. having a smooth, gleaming surface reflecting light
    slick seals and otters
    glossy auburn hair
    a silklike fabric
    satiny gardenia petals
    silky skin
    sleek black fur
    silken eyelashes
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How To Use silken In A Sentence

  • She could feel underclothes, linen drawers, silken chemise, a farthingale with its stiffened hoops. Ill Met By Moonlight
  • Then he repaired to a blacksmith, after stripping her and her damsels of their silken apparel and clothing them in raiment of hair-cloth, and bade him make three pairs of iron shackles. The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night
  • While rodents often succeed in opening cocoons and extracting the nutritious pupae, birds rarely invest the time and effort needed to pierce the silken armor.
  • Suddenly, on the gravelled path, unhurrying, cool, luxuriant, Mme. Swann appeared, displaying around her a toilet which was never twice the same, but which I remember as being typically mauve; then she hoisted and unfurled at the end of its long stalk, just at the moment when her radiance was most complete, the silken banner of a wide parasol of a shade that matched the showering petals of her gown. Within a Budding Grove
  • The result is a vodka with silken, subtle flavors that, unlike most, can be served at room temperature rather than chilled and can be drunk as a digestive as well as in a martini or a mixer.
  • But Kirsteen, quite unused to beautiful manufactured things, admired them all, and found a pleasure in heaping together and contrasting with each other the soft silken stuffs, many of them with a sheen of two blended colours called "shot" in those days. Kirsteen: The Story of a Scotch Family Seventy Years Ago
  • He was the son of Silken Thomas and as a result of being educated in Italy he came to be recognised as a dabbler in the occult arts.
  • His soft brown strands of silken hair shine in the fading sunlight, gently sweeping into his eyes and over the planes of his face.
  • The moment you enter the gates you're swallowed up in a labyrinth of latticed houses where tailors embroider silken hangings and silversmiths work on glittering jewellery.
  • On their heads, they wore white knitted skullcaps, silken headscarves or baseball caps.
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