Definitions for metallicməˈtæl ɪk

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. metallic(noun)

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

  2. metallic(adj)

    a yarn made partly or entirely of metal

  3. metallic, metal(a)(adj)

    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

GCIDE

  1. Metallic(a.)

    (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.

  2. Origin: [L. metallicus, fr. metallum: cf. F. mtallique. See Metal.]

Wiktionary

  1. metallic(Noun)

    A metallic color

  2. metallic(Adjective)

    Made of, appearing to be made of, resembling, or related to metal.

  3. Origin: From metallicus, from metallum.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Metallic(adj)

    of or pertaining to a metal; of the nature of metal; resembling metal; as, a metallic appearance; a metallic alloy

  2. Metallic(adj)

    of, pertaining to, or characterized by, the essential and implied properties of a metal, as contrasted with a nonmetal or metalloid; basic; antacid; positive

  3. Origin: [L. metallicus, fr. metallum: cf. F. mtallique. See Metal.]

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Roxanne Spruance:

    Gold leaf doesn’t really have a taste other than being metallic.

  2. Gregg Stone:

    We've got good reason to be very hopeful that the long-term outcomes for patients will be improved with this device compared with a normal metallic drug-eluting stent.

  3. Charlotte Brontë:

    Something of vengeance I had tasted for the first time; as aromatic wine it seemed, on swallowing, warm and racy: its after-flavor, metallic and corroding, gave me a sensation as if I had been poisoned.

  4. Paris Match:

    Metallic banging can also be heard more than three times, perhaps of the pilot trying to open the cockpit door with a heavy object. Towards the end, after a heavy shake, stronger than the others, the screaming intensifies. Then nothing.

  5. Paris Match:

    One can hear cries of 'My God' in several languages, metallic banging can also be heard more than three times, perhaps of the pilot trying to open the cockpit door with a heavy object. Towards the end, after a heavy shake, stronger than the others, the screaming intensifies. Then nothing.

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