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METALLIC

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does metallic mean? 

METALLIC (noun)
  The noun METALLIC has 2 senses:

1. a fabric made of a yarn that is partly or entirely of metal
2. a yarn made partly or entirely of metal

  Familiarity information: METALLIC used as a noun is rare.


METALLIC (adjective)
  The adjective METALLIC has 1 sense:

1. containing or made of or resembling or characteristic of a metal

  Familiarity information: METALLIC used as an adjective is very rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


METALLIC (noun)


Sense 1metallic [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A fabric made of a yarn that is partly or entirely of metal

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

Hypernyms ("metallic" is a kind of...):

cloth; fabric; material; textile (artifact made by weaving or felting or knitting or crocheting natural or synthetic fibers)


Sense 2metallic [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A yarn made partly or entirely of metal

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

Hypernyms ("metallic" is a kind of...):

thread; yarn (a fine cord of twisted fibers (of cotton or silk or wool or nylon etc.) used in sewing and weaving)


METALLIC (adjective)


Sense 1metallic [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Containing or made of or resembling or characteristic of a metal

Synonyms:

metal; metallic

Context examples:

a metallic compound / metallic luster / the strange metallic note of the meadow lark, suggesting the clash of vibrant blades

Similar:

silver (made from or largely consisting of silver)

metal-looking; metallic-looking; metallike (resembling metal)

gilded; gold; golden (made from or covered with gold)

bronze (made from or consisting of bronze)

bimetal; bimetallic (formed of two different metals or alloys; especially in sheets bonded together)

auriferous; gold-bearing (containing gold)

argentiferous (containing or yielding silver)

antimonial (containing antimony)

aluminiferous (containing alum or aluminum)

all-metal (consisting completely of metal)

tinny (thin and metallic in sound; lacking resonance)

Antonym:

nonmetallic (not containing or resembling or characteristic of a metal)


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