What does silvery mean?

Definitions for silvery
ˈsɪl və risil·ve·ry

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. silvern, silveryadjective

    resembling or reminiscent of silver

    "a soft silvern voice"; "singing in her silvery tones"

  2. silver, silvern, silveryadjective

    having the white lustrous sheen of silver

    "a land of silver (or silvern) rivers where the salmon leap"; "repeated scrubbings have given the wood a silvery sheen"

  3. argent, silver, silvery, silverishadjective

    of lustrous grey; covered with or tinged with the color of silver

    "silvery hair"


  1. silveryadjective

    Resembling silver in color, shiny white.

    All the enameled race, whose silvery wing / Waves to the tepid zephyrs of the spring. uE000205567uE001 Alexander Pope.

  2. silveryadjective

    Sprinkled or covered with silver.

  3. silveryadjective

    Having the clear, musical tone of silver; soft and clear in sound.

    a silvery laugh

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Silveryadjective

    Besprinkled with silver.

    Etymology: from silver.

    A gritty stone, with small spangles of a white silvery talc in it. John Woodward, on Fossils.

    Of all th’ enamel’d race whose silv’ry wing
    Waves to the tepid zephyrs of the spring,
    Once brightest shin’d this child of heat and air. Dunciad.


  1. Silvery

    Silvery are a London-based 4-piece indie rock band, signed to Blow Up Records (the label of the Britpop night club Blow Up). Their sound was described by journalist David Quantick in The Word as "Splenetic, frenetic, kinetic" and in NME as "Girlie harmonies, sniggering, fairground piano... tumble-dried Blur melting Sparks into liquid pop".


  1. silvery

    Silvery typically refers to something that resembles silver, especially in color or appearance. It often describes objects or surfaces that are shiny, lustrous, glossy, or bright, similar to the shine or luster of silver metal. The term can also denote a light shade of gray. Furthermore, it can apply metaphorically to describe a clear, ringing sound, like that made by a small silver bell.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Silveryadjective

    resembling, or having the luster of, silver; grayish white and lustrous; of a mild luster; bright

  2. Silveryadjective

    besprinkled or covered with silver

  3. Silveryadjective

    having the clear, musical tone of silver; soft and clear in sound; as, silvery voices; a silvery laugh

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of silvery in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of silvery in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of silvery in a Sentence

  1. Hudson Henry:

    There’s a primal connection to our past and our placement in the universe, when the middle of the day goes dark and there’s this weird ring in the sky instead of the sun and it gets cooler and shadows are weird and silvery…It’s going to be the kind of moment to put goosebumps on your skin if you are paying attention to it.

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    the verbal act of urging on
    • A. instigation
    • B. ventricle
    • C. brashness
    • D. subrogation

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