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Meaning of METALLIC

Pronunciation:  mu'talik

WordNet Dictionary
[adj]  containing or made of or resembling or characteristic of a metal; "a metallic compound"; "metallic luster"; "the strange metallic note of the meadow lark, suggesting the clash of vibrant blades"- Ambrose Bierce

METALLIC is a 8 letter word that starts with M.


 Synonyms: aluminiferous, aluminous, antimonial, argentiferous, auriferous, bimetal, bimetallic, bronze, gilded, gold, gold-bearing, golden, metal(a), metallike, silver, tinny
 Antonyms: nonmetal, nonmetallic



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Me*tal"lic\, a. [L. metallicus, fr. metallum: cf. F.
m['e]tallique. See {Metal}.]
1. Of or pertaining to a metal; of the nature of metal;
   resembling metal; as, a metallic appearance; a metallic

2. (Chem.) Of, pertaining to, or characterized by, the
   essential and implied properties of a metal, as contrasted
   with a nonmetal or metalloid; basic; antacid; positive.

{Metallic iron}, iron in the state of the metal, as
   distinquished from its ores, as magnetic iron.

{Metallic paper}, paper covered with a thin solution of lime,
   whiting, and size. When written upon with a pewter or
   brass pencil, the lines can hardly be effaced.

{Metallic tinking} (Med.), a sound heard in the chest, when a
   cavity communicating with the air passages contains both
   air and liquid.

Thesaurus Terms
 Related Terms: brassy, brazen, choked, coarse, cracked, croaking, croaky, dry, gruff, guttural, harsh, harsh-sounding, hoarse, husky, metal, metallike, metalline, metalloid, organometallic, ragged, raucid, raucous, rough, roupy, rude, squawking, squawky, stertorous, strangled, thick, throaty, tinny