Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Containing or coated with silver.
  • adjective Resembling silver in color or luster.
  • adjective Having a clear, softly resonant sound.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Besprinkled, covered with, or containing silver.
  • Having the qualities, or some of the qualities, of silver.
  • Having a soft and musical sound, as that attributed to silver bells
  • In zoology, of a silvery color; shining-white or hoary; frosted; pruinose.
  • In botany, bluish-white or gray with a metallic luster.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Resembling, or having the luster of, silver; grayish white and lustrous; of a mild luster; bright.
  • adjective Besprinkled or covered with silver.
  • adjective Having the clear, musical tone of silver; soft and clear in sound.
  • adjective (Metal.) a peculiar light-gray fine-grained cast iron, usually obtained from clay iron ore.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective Resembling silver in color, shiny white.
  • adjective Sprinkled or covered with silver.
  • adjective Having the clear, musical tone of silver; soft and clear in sound.

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

  • adjective having the white lustrous sheen of silver
  • adjective of lustrous grey; covered with or tinged with the color of silver
  • adjective resembling or reminiscent of silver

Etymologies

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

silver +‎ -y

Examples

  • It was very sentimental: 2,000 of us listened to pop songs rather than singing hymns, and the gadgetry that Heselden loved was used to project his chunky face in silvery light on the factory wall of his company, Hesco Bastion.

    A life lesson from the late, great Jimi Heselden

  • The front windscreen glazed over, bringing his HUD into clear focus, with temperature, hydraulics, electronics and remaining fuel shown in silvery bars.

    NaNoWriMo: Adway « The Graveyard

  • I mean, what would you expect when an eight foot saurian biped in silvery vacuum armor suddenly appears in the middle of the United Nations Security Council?

    365 tomorrows » 2008 » August : A New Free Flash Fiction SciFi Story Every Day

  • I will blame anything and everything I can for the gray hair which a friend suggested I call silvery since it sounds less old and more pretty.

    New Glasses!

  • In the white noon they shine in silvery splendor, every needle and cell in bole and branch thrilling and tingling with ardent life; and the whole landscape glows with consciousness, like the face of a god.

    The Yosemite National Park

  • A fairy in short, silvery skirts rode by on two horses.

    Miss Theodosia's Heartstrings

  • IN front of Molly, the path, deep in silvery orchard grass, wound through the pasture to the witch-hazel thicket at Jordan's Journey; and when she entered the shelter of the trees, Gay came, whistling, toward her from the direction of the Poplar Spring.

    The Miller of Old Church

  • In the white noon they shine in silvery splendor, every needle and cell in bole and branch thrilling and tingling with ardent life; and the whole landscape glows with consciousness, like the face of a god.

    The Yosemite National Park

  • In the white noon they shine in silvery splendor, every needle and cell in bole and branch thrilling and tingling with ardent life; and the whole landscape glows with consciousness, like the face of a god.

    The Yosemite National Park

  • Her teeth were genuine and she cultivated what society novelists term silvery peals of laughter.

    The Bishop's Secret

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