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silvery

adjective uk   /ˈsɪl.vər.i/ us    /-vɚ-/ literary

silvery adjective (COLOUR)

like silver: The grass was silvery with frost.

silvery adjective (SOUND)

having a pleasant, clear musical sound: We were woken early by the peal of silvery bells.
Translations of “silvery”
in Korean 은빛이 나는…
in Arabic فَضّي…
in Portuguese prateado…
in Catalan platejat…
in Japanese 銀のような…
in Italian argenteo, argentato…
in Chinese (Traditional) 顔色, 似銀的, 銀色的…
in Russian серебристый…
in Turkish gümüş gibi, gümüşî…
in Chinese (Simplified) 颜色, 似银的, 银色的…
in Polish srebrzysty…
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