[ UK /sˈɪlvəɹi/ ]
[ US /ˈsɪɫvɝi/ ]
  1. of lustrous grey; covered with or tinged with the color of silver
    silvery hair
  2. resembling or reminiscent of silver
    singing in her silvery tones
    a soft silvern voice
  3. having the white lustrous sheen of silver
    a land of silver (or silvern) rivers where the salmon leap
    repeated scrubbings have given the wood a silvery sheen
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How To Use silvery In A Sentence

  • Cult mezzo Magdalena Kozena and silvery soprano Carolyn Sampson sound gorgeous, but are on the cool side as Paris and Cupid respectively.
  • The year was ushered in by starlit skies, a bright silvery moon and biting cold.
  • Brown pelicans dive into glistening sapphire waves to grab tiny silvery fish that jump from the water then fall back with a soft plop.
  • They are green and white, and they carry their national symbol, the star and crescent, silvery bright and shiny.
  • They were round, the size of a tangerine, and had apparently fallen from a large tree with a silvery bole.
  • She was a wisp of a woman, barely taller than my shoulders, with silvery hair and deep blue eyes.
  • Skirt a purple artichoke with a ruff of silvery artemisia, or mix some ruby-stemmed, fat-leafed rhubarb into a garden bed and you're creating combinations as artful as any in the most ornamental of borders. Valerie Easton: Are Your Vegetables Multi-Tasking??
  • Nickel is a silvery white metal and is both ductile and malleable.
  • Sodium is a silvery white metal with a waxy appearance.
  • At one of the lectures he held from Thursday through Monday in Delhi— immaculately dressed, and with a mane of silvery white cerebral frizzle on his head— he held forth on subjects like State of the Lie, Lie of the State. Heehs' white man's burden
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