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adj. silk·i·er, silk·i·est
1. Made of silk; silken.
2. Resembling silk; smooth or lustrous.
3. Covered with or characterized by fine soft hairs or feathers: a silky chick.
4. Pleasantly agreeable, as to the ear: a silky voice.
5. Suave or ingratiating: "the silky courtier's manipulation of an enfeebled king" (David Foster Wallace).

silk′i·ly adv.
silk′i·ness n.
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Noun1.silkiness - the smooth feel of silk fabric
smoothness - a texture without roughness; smooth to the touch; "admiring the slim smoothness of her thighs"; "some artists prefer the smoothness of a board"
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[ˈsɪlkɪnɪs] N
1. [of fabric] → sedosidad f, lo sedoso
2. [of manner, voice] → suavidad f, lo mimoso
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n (= appearance)seidiger Glanz; (= feeling)seidige Weichheit; (of voice)Sanftheit f; (of manner)Glätte f
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(silk) noun
1. very fine, soft threads made by silkworms.
2. thread, cloth etc made from this. The dress was made of silk; (also adjective) a silk dress.
ˈsilky adjective
soft, fine and rather shiny like silk.
ˈsilkiness noun
ˈsilkworm noun
the caterpillar of certain moths, which makes silk.
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Instantly, from an open-mouthed, fang-bristling dog in full career of attack, he melted into a bundle of softness and silkiness, that trotted to the open hand and kissed it with a tongue that flashed out between white gleaming teeth like a rose-red jewel.
Walter Merritt Emory saw, with seeming careless look out from under careless-drooping eyelids, the little finger slightly swollen, slightly twisted, with a smooth, almost shiny, silkiness of skin- texture.
There's an alluring silkiness that lets the flavours shine through.
Here we have vibrant aromas of spice and cranberry, plums, vanilla, with a persistent silkiness that makes it a joy to sip in the open air.
Here we have vibrant aromas of spice and cranberry, plums, vanilla (it's seen a little bit of oak), with a persistent silkiness that makes it a joy to sip in the open air.
Tesco Finest Vina Del Cura Rioja Gran Reserva (PS11, 14% abv) is an intense red, a blend of tempranillo and graciano grapes which deliver notes of blackberry, a silkiness of vanilla and a spike of spice.
Complementing the shampoo and conditioner are three hair treatments: the Intensive Hair Mask that hydrates and helps restore strength and elasticity of dry, damaged hair; the Beautifying Hair Oil, which provides intense nutrition for enhanced shine and silkiness of hair; and the Anti-Frizz Serum that protects hair against frizz and flyaways.
The soup featured a layer of fat on top that kept the broth hot and added an aromatic silkiness. We could taste the shoyu, but it was not as pronounced as the natural taste of the broth.
Coconut silkiness plus deep pistachio flavour - and a good handful of chopped nuts on the top for contrast - adds up to a dish of rare magnificence.
For cooks who want to make ramen at home, Chloe Coscarelli's recipe in her new book "Chloe Flavor" (Clarkson Potter, 2018), inspired by a bowl she had at Ramen Hood, uses coconut milk to add a silkiness sometimes missing from vegan versions.
Wash after wash, the bedding is said to retain its lint-free silkiness, stain resistance and hypoallergenic properties.
While Romelu Lukaku, Paul Pogba and Nemanja Matic have received the plaudits, he has quietly spun his sublime silkiness and his corner for Marcus Rashford's opener was his fifth assist of the campaign.