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Definition of metallic adjective from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



    [usually before noun]
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  1. 1that looks, tastes, or sounds like metal metallic paint/colors/blue a metallic taste a metallic sound/click a metallic voice (= that sounds unpleasant)
  2. 2made of or containing metal a metallic object metallic compounds
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: metallic