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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"

Wiktionary

  1. silkenadjective

    Made of silk.

  2. silkenadjective

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

  3. silkenadjective

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

  4. Etymology: From silken, from seolcen, equivalent to.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Silkenadjective

    Etymology: from silk.

    Men counsel and give comfort to that grief
    Which they themselves not feel; but tasting it,
    Their counsel turns to passion, which before
    Would give preceptial medicine to rage;
    Fetter strong madness in a silken thread;
    Charm ach with air, and agony with words. William Shakespeare.

    Now, will we revel it
    With silken coats, and caps, and golden rings. William Shakespeare.

    She weeps,
    And words address’d seem tears dissolv’d,
    Wetting the borders of her silken veil. John Milton.

    Full many a lady fair, in court full oft
    Beholding them, him secretly envide,
    And wisht that two such fans, so silken soft,
    And golden fair, her love would her provide. Edmund Spenser.

    All the youth of England are on fire,
    And silken dalliance in the wardrobe lies. William Shakespeare, Hen. V.

    For then the hills with pleasing shades are crown’d,
    And sleeps are sweeter on the silken ground. Dryden.

    Dress up virtue in all the beauties of oratory, and you will find the wild passions of men too violent to be restrained by such mild and silken language. Isaac Watts, Improv. of the Mind.

    Shall a beardless boy,
    A cocker’d, silken wanton, brave our fields,
    And flesh his spirit in a warlike soil,
    Mocking the air with colours idly spread,
    And find no check? William Shakespeare, King John.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Silkenadjective

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

  2. Silkenadjective

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

  3. Silkenadjective

    dressed in silk

  4. Silkenverb

    to render silken or silklike

  5. Etymology: [AS. seolcen, seolocen.]

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Numerology

  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. 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.

  2. 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.

  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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    either of two different animal or plant species living in close association but not interdependent
    • A. commensal
    • B. lank
    • C. jejune
    • D. bonzer

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