metallic definition

  • adjective:
    • Of, relating to, or obtaining the faculties of a metal.
    • Containing a metal: a metallic compound.
    • Having a quality suggesting or associated with material, particularly:
    • Lustrous; sparkling: metallic colors.
    • Sharp-tasting: a distressing, metallic flavor.
    • Harshly resonant: "the odd metallic note for the meadow lark, recommending the clash of vibrant blades” ( Ambrose Bierce).
    • Made of, coming across manufactured from, resembling, or regarding metal.
    • Of or with respect to a metal; regarding the nature of metal; resembling metal
    • Of, pertaining to, or described as, the fundamental and implied properties of a metal, as contrasted with a nonmetal or metalloid; conductive of electricity; basic; developing positive ions in answer; antacid.
    • containing or made of or resembling or characteristic of a metal
  • noun:
    • A yarn or fiber made from or containing metal.
    • A fabric, usually shiny or iridescent, made of such yarn or fibre.
    • A metallic color
    • a fabric made of a yarn that is partially or totally of metal
    • a yarn made partly or entirely of metal
  • others:
    • composed of or having the figures of a metal; composed of metal or of an alloy.
    • Characteristic of a metal: as, a metallic luster.
    • Having several properties resembling those of metals: as, a metallic vocals.

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