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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [sil-kuh n]
    • /ˈsɪl kən/
    • /ˈsɪl.kən/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [sil-kuh n]
    • /ˈsɪl kən/

Definitions of silken word

  • adjective silken made of silk. 1
  • adjective silken like silk in smoothness, softness, glossiness, or delicateness. 1
  • adjective silken clad in silk. 1
  • adjective silken smoothly persuasive or ingratiating; mellifluous: the senator's silken oratory. 1
  • adjective silken elegant; luxurious. 1
  • adjective silken silky: smooth like silk 1

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Origin of silken

First appearance:

before 900
One of the 4% oldest English words
before 900; Middle English; Old English seolcen. See silk, -en2

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Parts of speech for Silken


silken popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 92% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
This word is included in each student's vocabulary. Most likely there is at least one movie with this word in the title.

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Synonyms for silken

adj silken

  • bendable — to force (an object, especially a long or thin one) from a straight form into a curved or angular one, or from a curved or angular form into some different form: to bend an iron rod into a hoop.
  • chatoyant — having changeable lustre; twinkling
  • cottony — of or like cotton; downy; fluffy
  • cushiony — soft and comfortable like a cushion.
  • de luxe — (esp of products, articles for sale, etc) rich, elegant, or sumptuous; superior in quality, number of accessories, etc

adjective silken

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