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  • n. The state or condition of being silvery.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The state of being silvery.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The state or character of being silvery.


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silvery +‎ -ness


  • Cars to me have a silveriness, even if the car in question is green.

    Archive 2007-05-01

  • Its silveriness is dashed only by the creeper on the square church-tower — perched, this, too, on the very cliff edge — a creeper which betimes in summer the salt air dyes a blood-red; and by an old jet-black house, tarred and pitched against the breakers which, in a south-west gale, beat to its topmost windows, and hurl roots and branches of seaweed up the slope of the main street.

    The Way Home

  • He tried to visualize a long thin line of purple, a lifeline of energy, linking him to the silver arrow, pulsing, guiding him toward that silveriness.


  • For interminable miles a vast icy plateau stretched before them -- a plain glistening with snow and reflecting like a burnished mirror the misty silveriness of the moon.

    The Eternal Maiden

  • Bran Beeswax's satin silveriness in proof of the non-existence of the saint beloved of Christmas-tide.

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 05, No. 29, March, 1860

  • Moreover, along with the silveriness of Rameau, the simple solidity of French prose, and some of the old jollity of the medieval

    Musical Portraits Interpretations of Twenty Modern Composers

  • Such a poem is that strangely imaginative one, with a lovely silveriness of tone in its moth-like movements, and full of a mystery, soft, soothing and gentle, like the whisper of a child murmuring its happiness in its sleep, which is called Impression Fausse for some delicate reason that I, alas! lack the wit to fathom.

    Suspended Judgments Essays on Books and Sensations

  • He glanced around him, unusually contented -- at the ruddiness of the low fire, the brass bedstead, the warm red curtains, the soft silveriness here and there.

    The Return

  • Truly Giorgione has here foreshadowed Velasquez, whose silveriness of tone is curiously anticipated; yet the true Giorgionesque quality of magic is felt in a way that the impersonal Spaniard never realised.


  • Alwyn, hearing the penetrating silveriness of those first notes that fell from Sarasate's bow, gave a quick sigh of amazement and ecstasy, -- such marvellous purity of tone was intoxicating to his senses, and set his nerves quivering for sheer delight in sympathetic tune.



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