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silk

silk

 
 
pronunciation:
sIlk
parts of speech:
noun, adjective
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: a fine, soft, shiny fiber produced by certain insects, esp. by the silkworm in spinning a cocoon.
definition 2: thread, cloth, or clothing made of this material.
definition 3: other similar fibers or threadlike materials, such as the fine strands on a near of corn.
 
part of speech: adjective
definition 1: made of or pertaining to silk.
definition 2: like silk in smoothness and luster; silky.
derivation: silklike (adj.)
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