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"silk" in British English

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silknoun

uk   us   /sɪlk/
  • silk noun (CLOTH)

B1 [U] a ​delicate, ​softtype of ​cloth made from a ​threadproduced by silkworms, or the ​thread itself: a silk ​dress a silk ​shirtsilks [plural] the ​brightlycolouredshirtsworn by jockeys (= ​people who ​ridehorses in a ​race)

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  • silk noun (LAWYER)

[C] UK specialized law a QC : a ​lawyer of high ​rank in some ​countries
(Definition of silk from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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silknoun [U]

 us   /sɪlk/
a ​smooth, ​shinycloth made from a ​threadproduced by a ​type of ​caterpillar (= ​small, tube-shaped ​insect), or the ​thread itself: a silk ​shirt
(Definition of silk from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “silk”
in Korean 실크…
in Arabic حَرير…
in Malaysian sutera…
in French soie, (en/de) soie…
in Russian шелк…
in Chinese (Traditional) 織物, 絲綢, 絲線…
in Italian seta…
in Turkish ipek…
in Polish jedwab…
in Spanish seda, (de) seda…
in Vietnamese tơ, lụa…
in Portuguese seda…
in Thai เส้นไหม, ผ้าไหม…
in German die Seide, seiden-……
in Catalan seda…
in Japanese 絹, シルク…
in Chinese (Simplified) 织物, 丝绸, 丝线…
in Indonesian benang sutera, sutera…
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