What does metallic mean?

Definitions for metallic
məˈtæl ɪkmetal·lic

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. metallicnoun

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

  2. metallicadjective

    a yarn made partly or entirely of metal

  3. metallic, metal(a)adjective

    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


  1. Metallicadjective

    (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.


  1. metallicnoun

    A metallic color

  2. metallicadjective

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

  3. Etymology: From metallicus, from metallum.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Metallicadjective

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

  2. Metallicadjective

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

Editors Contribution

  1. metallic

    A color like the feel of metal.

    There are various types of metallic paint for cars and for other purposes.

    Submitted by MaryC on January 31, 2020  


  1. Metallic

    having the appearance of metal: applied to a surface or color.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of metallic in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of metallic in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of metallic in a Sentence

  1. Szilard Kiss:

    Iluvien-implant is a cylindrical metallic thing that inside it has the steroid that is slowly released, we numb the patient around the eye, we make sure everything is sterile, and then we actually stick a needle in the eye. And the idea of sticking a needle in the eye sounds very scary but the results sort of bring patients back because it works.

  2. 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.

  3. Allan Chau:

    Before, we didn't think we're affected because we're doing little metallic parts.

  4. Roxanne Spruance:

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

  5. Abbie Hutty:

    The cool thing about the wheels is that they are fully metallic and give us the traction and grip of a rubber wheel without taking anything organic from earth. They will be able climb over rocks and also dig through deep sand.

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