AskDefine | Define silvery

Dictionary Definition

silvery adj
1 lustrous gray; covered with or tinged with the color of silver; "silvery hair" [syn: argent, silver, silverish]
2 resembling or reminiscent of silver; "a soft silvern voice"; "singing in her silvery tones" [syn: silvern]
3 having the white lustrous sheen of silver; "a land of silver (or silvern) rivers where the salmon leap"; "repeated scrubbings have given the wood a silvery sheen" [syn: silver, silvern]

User Contributed Dictionary



  1. Resembling silver in color, shiny white.


  • German: silbrig
  • Russian: серебристый

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

Quaker-colored, achingly sweet, acier, agreeable, agreeable-sounding, appealing, argent, argentine, ariose, arioso, ashen, ashy, aureate, brass, brassy, brazen, brilliant, bronze, bronzy, canescent, canorous, cantabile, catchy, chalky, cinereous, cinerous, copper, coppery, cretaceous, cupreous, cuprous, dapple, dapple-gray, dappled, dappled-gray, dingy, dismal, dove-colored, dove-gray, dreary, dulcet, dull, dusty, euphonic, euphonious, euphonous, ferrous, ferruginous, fine-toned, fleecy-white, frosted, frosty, gilt, glaucescent, glaucous, glittering, gold, gold-filled, gold-plated, golden, golden-tongued, golden-voiced, gray, gray-black, gray-brown, gray-colored, gray-drab, gray-green, gray-spotted, gray-toned, gray-white, grayed, grayish, griseous, grizzle, grizzled, grizzly, hoar, hoary, honeyed, iron, iron-gray, ironlike, lactescent, lead, lead-gray, leaden, lily-white, livid, marble, marmoreal, melic, mellifluent, mellifluous, mellisonant, mellow, melodic, melodious, mercurial, mercurous, milky, mouse-colored, mouse-gray, mousy, music-flowing, music-like, musical, nickel, nickelic, nickeline, niveous, pearl, pearl-gray, pearly, pewter, pewtery, platinum, pleasant, pleasant-sounding, pure white, quicksilver, rich, sad, shimmering, shining, silver, silver-gray, silver-plated, silver-toned, silver-tongued, silver-voiced, silvered, singable, slate-colored, slaty, smoke-gray, smoky, snow-white, snowy, sober, somber, songful, songlike, sonorous, steel, steel-gray, steely, stone-colored, swan-white, sweet, sweet-flowing, sweet-sounding, taupe, tin, tinny, tunable, tuneful, white, white as snow
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