Meaning of “silk” in the English Dictionary

"silk" in British English

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silknoun

uk /sɪlk/ us /sɪlk/

silk noun (CLOTH)

B1 [ U ] a delicate, soft type of cloth made from a thread produced by silkworms, or the thread itself:

a silk dress
a silk shirt

More examples

  • Her hair was so soft it was like silk.
  • He was wearing a suit made from pure silk.
  • I've been lusting after one of their silk shirts for ages.
  • White silk panels were inset into the sides of the dress.
  • She wore a dress of crimson silk to the dinner and was the belle of the ball.

(Definition of “silk” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"silk" in American English

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silknoun [ U ]

us /sɪlk/

a smooth, shiny cloth made from a thread produced 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)