1. adjective [usu ADJ n] Silken is used to describe things that are very pleasantly smooth and soft. [literary] ⇒ ...her long silken hair. ⇒ ...her long, silken legs. 2. adjective [ADJ n] A silken garment, fabric, or rope is made of silk or a material that looks like silk. [literary] ⇒ ...a silken nightshirt. ⇒ ...silken cushions.
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