Metallic meaning

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Of, relating to, or having the characteristics of a metal.
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Containing a metal.

A metallic compound.

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Having a quality suggesting or associated with metal, especially:
  • Lustrous; sparkling.
    Metallic colors.
  • Sharp-tasting.
    An unpleasant, metallic flavor.
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Made of, appearing to be made of, resembling, or related to metal.
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A metallic color.
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Harshly resonant.
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A yarn or fiber made of, containing, or resembling metal.
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A fabric, typically shiny or iridescent, made of such yarn or fiber.
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Of, or having the nature of, metal.
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Containing, yielding, or producing metal.
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Like, characteristic of, or suggestive of metal.
  • Sharp or bitter.
    A metallic taste.
  • Reflectively iridescent.
    metallic cloth.
  • Harsh or rasping.

A metallic sound.

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Relating to or having the characteristics of a metal.
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Origin of metallic

  • From Latin metallicus, from metallum (“metal").

    From Wiktionary