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silk

noun uk   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 shirtsilks [plural] the brightly coloured shirts worn by jockeys (= people who ride horses in a race)
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silk noun (LAWYER)

[C] UK specialized law a QC : a lawyer of high rank in some countries
Translations of “silk”
in Arabic حَرير…
in Korean 실크…
in Malaysian sutera…
in French soie, (en/de) soie…
in Turkish ipek…
in Italian seta…
in Chinese (Traditional) 織物, 絲綢, 絲線…
in Russian шелк…
in Polish jedwab…
in Vietnamese tơ, lụa…
in Spanish seda, (de) seda…
in Portuguese seda…
in Thai เส้นไหม, ผ้าไหม…
in German die Seide, seiden-……
in Catalan seda…
in Japanese 絹, シルク…
in Indonesian benang sutera, sutera…
in Chinese (Simplified) 织物, 丝绸, 丝线…
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