from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Of, relating to, or having the characteristics of a metal.
- adj. Containing a metal: a metallic compound.
- adj. Having a quality suggesting or associated with metal, especially:
- adj. Lustrous; sparkling: metallic colors.
- adj. Sharp-tasting: an unpleasant, metallic flavor.
- adj. Harshly resonant: "the strange metallic note of the meadow lark, suggesting the clash of vibrant blades” ( Ambrose Bierce).
- n. A yarn or fiber made of or containing metal.
- n. A fabric, typically shiny or iridescent, made of such yarn or fiber.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Made of, appearing to be made of, resembling, or related to metal.
- n. A metallic color
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Of or pertaining to a metal; of the nature of metal; resembling metal
- adj. Of, pertaining to, or characterized by, the essential and implied properties of a metal, as contrasted with a nonmetal or metalloid; conductive of electricity; basic; forming positive ions in solution; antacid.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Consisting of or having the characters of a metal; made up of metal or of an alloy.
- Characteristic of a metal: as, a metallic luster.
- Having one or more properties resembling those of metals: as, a metallic voice.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a fabric made of a yarn that is partly or entirely of metal
- adj. containing or made of or resembling or characteristic of a metal
- n. a yarn made partly or entirely of metal
"Ten fella three times, Billy," Sheldon said encouragingly, though there was a certain metallic rasp in his voice.
The Japanese Kanji symbol for "luck" in metallic copper fired onto translucent, purple glass.
Since then, the marketing for the assured summer blockbuster has steadily increased as we near its May 2nd release date, so much so I feel like we're drowning in metallic red and gold.
Anyway, I've used hand-dyed fabric for the background, then stitched it with a flame pattern in metallic thread (only one breakage - hoorah), added a strip of sheer fabric (behind the hand) and some yarns.
I said, touching the thin metallic limbs that surrounded me.
Atoms of the rare isotope 3He have to form pairs analogous with pairs of electrons in metallic superconductors.
Their method is applicable to surfaces of solids and is based on the tunneling of electrons from very thin metallic tips to atoms on the surface when the tip is moved at very close distance to it (about 1 nm).
Philip W. Anderson made several important contributions to the theory of electronic structures in metallic systems, in particular concerning the effects of inhomogeneities in alloys and magnetic impurity atoms in metals.
Even the placing of light elements such as hydrogen in metallic hydrides, or hydrogen, carbon and oxygen in organic substances can be determined.
The carriers in metallic conductors are electrons, and they all carry the same negative charge.