Meaning of “silken” in the English Dictionary

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"silken" in British English

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silkenadjective [ usually before noun ]

uk /ˈsɪl.kən/ us /ˈsɪl.kən/

literary soft, smooth, and shiny like silk:

The princess in the fairy tale had long silken hair.

a silken sound is one that is pleasant because it is very smooth:

The actor delivered his speech in a silken voice.

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