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Definitions for silken
ˈsɪl kənsilken

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. satiny, sleek, silken, silky, silklike, slickadjective

    having a smooth, gleaming surface reflecting light

    "glossy auburn hair"; "satiny gardenia petals"; "sleek black fur"; "silken eyelashes"; "silky skin"; "a silklike fabric"; "slick seals and otters"


  1. silkenadjective

    Made of silk.

    Etymology: From silken, from seolcen, equivalent to .

  2. silkenadjective

    Having a smooth, soft, or light texture, like that of silk; suggestive of silk.

    Etymology: From silken, from seolcen, equivalent to .

  3. silkenadjective

    Smoothly uttered; flowing, subtle, or convincing in presentation.

    Etymology: From silken, from seolcen, equivalent to .

Webster Dictionary

  1. Silkenadjective

    of or pertaining to silk; made of, or resembling, silk; as, silken cloth; a silken veil

    Etymology: [AS. seolcen, seolocen.]

  2. Silkenadjective

    fig.: Soft; delicate; tender; smooth; as, silken language

    Etymology: [AS. seolcen, seolocen.]

  3. Silkenadjective

    dressed in silk

    Etymology: [AS. seolcen, seolocen.]

  4. Silkenverb

    to render silken or silklike

    Etymology: [AS. seolcen, seolocen.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of silken in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of silken in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Examples of silken in a Sentence

  1. Henry James:

    Experience is never limited, and it is never complete it is an immense sensibility, a kind of huge spider web of the finest silken threads suspended in the chamber of consciousness, and catching every airborne particle in its tissue.

  2. John Donne:

    Come live with me, and be my love, And we will some new pleasures prove Of golden sands, and crystal brooks, With silken lines, and silver hooks.

  3. Naveen Patnaik:

    When he speaks his words are akin to pearls strung on a silken thread....when he should speak it s like lustre shed by a ruby...when he does speak it s like crystal splash that cleaves the blue....

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