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

GCIDE

  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.

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

Wiktionary

  1. metallicnoun

    A metallic color

    Etymology: From metallicus, from metallum.

  2. metallicadjective

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

    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

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

  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

    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  

Entomology

  1. Metallic

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

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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. 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.

  2. Michel Milinkovitch:

    It's a new paradigm in robotics, instead of using metallic segments connected by articulations, the idea is to have objects that are moving but they are made of flexible materials.

  3. 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.

  4. Liz Cooper:

    The feelings from chemotherapy were like having the flu, pneumonia and severe exhaustion all together, it feels like you drink carbonated metallic gasoline – it does not make you feel very well.

  5. Allan Chau:

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

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