Definitions

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  • n. The property of being silky.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The quality or state of being silky or silken; softness and smoothness.
  • n. Fig.: Effeminacy; weakness.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The state or quality of being like silk, as to the touch, to the eye by its luster, or to the ear by its peculiar rustle.
  • n. Softness; effeminacy; pusillanimity.
  • n. Smoothness to the taste.

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

  • n. the smooth feel of silk fabric

Etymologies

From silky +‎ -ness (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • He was enraptured by what he called the silkiness of French women, particularly the women of Provence.

    Emperor of Nostalgia

  • Next, in a medium bowl, you whisk salt and cream cheese to smoothness; they will add depth of flavor and silkiness to the final product.

    Cold Comfort

  • There was a delicious silkiness in the texture of the wine that expanded with extraordinary flavor in my mouth.

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  • That's when I travel in my mind down gray sea island roads in the shade of towering live oaks, brush aside the dangling tendrils of Spanish moss, pause to watch a deer plunge through the woods, keep an eye out for that great blue heron, and marvel in the silkiness of the air and the moist humidity.

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  • She worked on the hair the longest, remembering how much she had touched her husband's hair at the beginning, enjoying so much its gentle silkiness.

    Act of Creation

  • A recipe on the Waitrose website finishes the chocolate off with 200ml single cream – not a great deal, compared to the litre and a bit of milk that's gone into it, but just enough to give it a luxurious silkiness in the mouth.

    How to make perfect hot chocolate

  • It also, I discover, gives the baked custard a light silkiness which knocks the texture of its competitors into the long grass.

    How to cook perfect quiche lorraine

  • It also gives the baked custard a light silkiness, but the milk waters down the richness of the egg.

    How to make the perfect quiche Lorraine

  • “Would that be enough of a demonstration, Monsieur Nerin?” she asked, unable to keep the silkiness out of her voice.

    Guarding His Body in print! — Fusion Despatches

  • His hand moved over the silkiness of her tawny hair to the side of her face and lifted it away from his chest.

    Western Man

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