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    • US Pronunciation
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    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [silk]
    • /sɪlk/
    • /ˈsɪlkɪŋ /
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [silk]
    • /sɪlk/

Definitions of silking word

  • noun silking the soft, lustrous fiber obtained as a filament from the cocoon of the silkworm. 1
  • noun silking thread made from this fiber. 1
  • noun silking cloth made from this fiber. 1
  • noun silking a garment of this cloth. 1
  • noun silking a gown of such material worn distinctively by a King's or Queen's Counsel at the English bar. 1
  • noun silking silks, the blouse and peaked cap, considered together, worn by a jockey or sulky driver in a race. 1

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Origin of silking

First appearance:

before 900
One of the 4% oldest English words
before 900; Middle English (noun); Old English sioloc, seol(o)c (cognate with Old Norse silki), by uncertain transmission < Greek sērikón silk, noun use of neuter of sērikós silken, literally, Chinese, derivative of Sêres the Chinese (Russian shëlk, OPruss silkas (genitive) “silk” appear to be < Gmc); cf. seric-

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Parts of speech for Silking


silking popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 98% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
Most Europeans know this English word. The frequency of it’s usage is somewhere between "mom" and "screwdriver".

silking usage trend in Literature

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