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1. silk

noun. ['ˈsɪlk'] a fabric made from the fine threads produced by certain insect larvae.

Synonyms

  • textile
  • sarcenet
  • cloth
  • fabric
  • material

Antonyms

  • insulator
  • conductor
  • incorporeal
  • unbodied

Etymology

  • sioloc (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

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Words that Rhyme with Silk

  • wilke
  • wilk
  • schilke
  • milke
  • milk
  • bilk

How do you pronounce silk?

Pronounce silk as sɪlk.

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Example sentences of the word silk


1. Noun, singular or mass
Instead, dress in your sexiest bedtime gear by donning a sexy silk robe or indulging in satin sheets.

2. Adjective
The stone topper is good for a memorial floral piece that can be made with fresh or silk flowers.

Quotes containing the word silk


1. There is something about words. In expert hands, manipulated deftly, they take you prisoner. Wind themselves around your limbs like spider silk, and when you are so enthralled you cannot move, they pierce your skin, enter your blood, numb your thoughts. Inside you they work their magic.
- Diane Setterfield, The Thirteenth Tale

2. What can I do with my happiness? How can I keep it, conceal it, bury it where I may never lose it? I want to kneel as it falls over me like rain, gather it up with lace and silk, and press it over myself again.
- Anaïs Nin, Henry & June

3. In the dark I rest,unready for the light which dawnsday after day,eager to be shared.Black silk, shelter me.I needmore of the night before I openeyes and heartto illumination. I must stillgrow in the dark like a rootnot ready, not ready at all.
- Denise Levertov

2. watered-silk

noun. silk fabric with a wavy surface pattern.

Synonyms

  • textile
  • material
  • moire
  • fabric

Antonyms

  • insulator
  • conductor
  • incorporeal
  • unbodied

3. silk-lined

adjective. having a silk lining.

Antonyms

  • smooth

4. silk-cotton_tree

noun. massive tropical tree with deep ridges on its massive trunk and bearing large pods of seeds covered with silky floss; source of the silky kapok fiber.

Synonyms

  • God tree
  • angiospermous tree
  • ceiba tree
  • white silk-cotton tree
  • Bombay ceiba
  • Ceiba pentandra
  • flowering tree

5. silk

noun. ['ˈsɪlk'] animal fibers produced by silkworms and other larvae that spin cocoons and by most spiders.

Synonyms

  • animal fibre

Antonyms

  • incorporeality
  • insubstantial

Etymology

  • sioloc (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
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