Silk"en (?), a. [AS. seolcen, seolocen.]

1.

Of or pertaining to silk; made of, or resembling, silk; as, silken cloth; a silken veil.

2.

Fig.: Soft; delicate; tender; smooth; as, silken language.

"Silken terms precise."

Shak.

3.

Dressed in silk.

"A . . . silken wanton."

Shak.

 

© Webster 1913.


Silk"en, v. t.

To render silken or silklike.

Dyer.

 

© Webster 1913.

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