AskDefine | Define silky

Dictionary Definition

silky adj : having a smooth, gleaming surface; "glossy auburn hair"; "satiny gardenia petals"; "sleek black fur"; "silken eyelashes"; "silky skin"; "a silklike fabric"; "slick seals and otters" [syn: glossy, satiny, sleek, silken, silklike, slick] [also: silkiest, silkier]

User Contributed Dictionary




  1. Similar in appearance or texture (especially in softness and smoothness) to silk.


similar in texture or appearance to silk


  • Webster 1913
  • "silky" in Encarta® World English Dictionary [North American Edition] © & (P)2007 Microsoft Corporation.
  • Random House Webster's Unabridged Electronic Dictionary, 1987-1996.

Extensive Definition

Silky means having a smooth, silk-like texture.
Silky may also refer to:
  • Silkie, a variety of chicken believed to have originated in eastern Asia

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