Meaning of metallic

me•tal•lic

Pronunciation: (mu-tal'ik), [key]
— adj.
  1. of, pertaining to, or consisting of metal.
  2. of the nature of or suggesting metal, as in luster, resonance, or hardness: metallic green; a harsh metallic sound.
  3. metallic iron.
    1. (of a metal element) being in the free or uncombined state:metallic iron.
    2. containing or yielding metal.
—n.
    1. a yarn or fiber made partly or entirely of metal and having a metallic appearance.
    2. a fabric made of such a yarn or fiber.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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