Definitions

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  • adv. In a silky manner.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adv. in a silky manner

Etymologies

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Examples

  • Rich! "he emphasized, rolling out the last word silkily on his tongue.

    The Master Mystery

  • "Bert Rhine ... sir," was the reply, in tones as soft and careless and silkily irritating as the other's.

    CHAPTER V

  • Yet beachcombers remembered his advent among the islands a score of years before at which time the yellow mustache was already budding silkily on his lip.

    A SON OF THE SUN

  • He's right that these concoctions can smell fear, but go into the kitchen with confidence in your abilities and even the first-timer can knock up a silkily unctuous sauce that does our homegrown asparagus proud.

    How to make perfect hollandaise sauce

  • In Mexico City's Automobile Museum, a silkily clad mannequin ponders a ride in her Model T. © Anthony Wright, 2009: Pictures of Mexico

    In Mexico City's Automobile Museum, a silkily clad mannequin ponders a ride in her Model T. © Anthony Wright, 2009

  • The texture is curious – a skin has formed on top, which seems to have kept the rice nice and moist – but it's just too silkily uniform for my taste.

    How to cook the perfect paella

  • When it works, however, it's unbeatable for its grace and sensuous appeal, and this really does work: gorgeously scented with wild strawberry, the palate is graceful, impeccably balanced and silkily supple.

    The 20 best Christmas red wines

  • Benedict Cumberbatch, wrote Walker, is too rustic an actor to be taken seriously as the silkily intelligent scientist Victor Frankenstein.

    Hugh Muir's diary

  • “Tell me, Captain La Forge,” Sela began silkily, “have we any idea how far outside the galaxy we are?”

    Star Trek The Next Generation®

  • And the wolf-dog, with ears flattened down and crouching, would slide silkily away, only to circle up to the foal from the other side and give cause to the mare for new alarm.

    Chapter XXVII

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