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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"
Made of silk.
Having a smooth, soft, or light texture, like that of silk; suggestive of silk.
Smoothly uttered; flowing, subtle, or convincing in presentation.
Etymology: From silken, from seolcen, equivalent to.
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
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.
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.
of or pertaining to silk; made of, or resembling, silk; as, silken cloth; a silken veil
fig.: Soft; delicate; tender; smooth; as, silken language
dressed in silk
to render silken or silklike
Etymology: [AS. seolcen, seolocen.]
The numerical value of silken in Chaldean Numerology is: 1
The numerical value of silken in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7
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.
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.
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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