What does metallic mean?

Definitions for metallic
məˈtæl ɪkmetal·lic

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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.

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

Wiktionary

  1. metallic(Noun)

    A metallic color

    Etymology: From metallicus, from metallum.

  2. metallic(Adjective)

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

    Etymology: 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

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

  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

    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  

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Numerology

  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. John Zhu:

    Water is just like wine, the sources and minerals determine the taste, if the water has a lot of calcium, it tastes sweet and chalky. If it's rich in magnesium, it tastes metallic. If it contains sodium, it tastes salty.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

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