Definition of silken adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˈsɪlkən//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈsɪlkən//
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  1. 1[usually before noun] soft, smooth and shiny like silk silken hair
  2. 2[usually before noun] smooth and gentle her silken voice
  3. 3[only before noun] made of silk silken ribbons
  4. Word OriginOld English seolcen (see silk, -en).
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: silken