Definitions for metallicməˈtæl ɪk

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

me•tal•licməˈtæl ɪk(adj.)

  1. of, pertaining to, or consisting of metal.

    Category: Metallurgy

  2. of the nature of or suggesting metal, as in luster, resonance, or hardness.

    Category: Metallurgy

  3. (of a metal element) being in the free or uncombined state: containing or yielding metal.

    metallic iron.

  4. (n.)a yarn or fiber made partly or entirely of metal and having a metallic appearance. a fabric made of such a yarn or fiber.

    Category: Textiles

Origin of metallic:

1560–70; < L < Gk

met•al•lic•i•tyˌmɛt lˈɪs ɪ ti(n.)

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

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. metallic(adjective)əˈtæl ɪk

    made of or like metal

    a metallic structure


  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

Translations for metallic

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


made of metal

a metallic element.

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