satiny

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj satiny having a smooth, gleaming surface reflecting light "glossy auburn hair","satiny gardenia petals","sleek black fur","silken eyelashes","silky skin","a silklike fabric","slick seals and otters"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • a Satiny Like or composed of satin; glossy; as, to have a satiny appearance; a satiny texture.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • satiny Somewhat resembling satin; having a gloss like that of satin.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adj Satiny like, or composed of, satin
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr. satin (It. setino)—Low. L. setinus, adj.—L. seta, hair.

Usage

In literature:

For the doctor's present was a wedding dress, just as satiny and lacy and long as any bride in Mayfair could have worn.
"Shelled by an Unseen Foe" by James Fiske
Peggy reached an arm about each satiny head.
"Peggy Stewart at School" by Gabrielle E. Jackson
A satiny charger waits somewhere round the corner.
"Pipefuls" by Christopher Morley
Holosericeus: with short, dense, silky hair, giving a satiny lustre.
"Explanation of Terms Used in Entomology" by John. B. Smith
The largest pieces of furniture were of a satiny brown walnut combined with cane.
"The Heart of Arethusa" by Francis Barton Fox
Its rich colors and satiny texture make it a plant that always attracts attention.
"Amateur Gardencraft" by Eben E. Rexford
Phyllis, in a satiny rose-colored gown he had never seen before, came over to his couch to meet him.
"The Rose Garden Husband" by Margaret Widdemer
With lips apart, he watched the coming of delicate layers of salmon, and saw them merge to a soft and satiny rose.
"Sunlight Patch" by Credo Fitch Harris
Sericeum means silky or satiny; so called from its satin lustre.
"The Mushroom, Edible and Otherwise" by M. E. Hard
How they gleam on the satiny whiteness they rest upon!
"Blake's Burden" by Harold Bindloss
Their plumage has a peculiar satiny appearance and is quite dazzling when viewed in the sunlight.
"The Bird Book" by Chester A. Reed
The unavoidable contact with the satiny skin caused his head to whirl and his face to crimson.
"Trusia" by Davis Brinton
Rosa looked up as she entered, and patted Mammy Nan's rather embarrassed, satiny-brown face.
"Shadows of Flames" by Amelie Rives
He was very large, mostly of a satiny white, with big, absurdly shaped markings of bright bay.
"Life on the Stage" by Clara Morris
The attitude allowed the wide-sleeved tea-gown into which she had changed to fall away from her upper arm, showing her satiny triceps.
"A Crooked Mile" by Oliver Onions
She wore a soft satiny-white gown, that showed gleams of rose colour through its folds.
"The Literary Sense" by E. Nesbit
Her flesh was firm, transparent, aglow; her skin as clear, satiny, pink as the baby's.
"Kentucky in American Letters, v. 2 of 2" by John Wilson Townsend
She was combing her long satiny hair at the dresser and had slipped into an aqua colored nightgown.
"The Sex Life of the Gods" by Michael Knerr
It's wide enough and satiny enough for a sash.
"Mary Ware in Texas" by Annie F. Johnston
After a little Jean's sobs ceased, though tears still fell upon the satiny head.
"Three Little Women's Success" by Gabrielle E. Jackson
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In poetry:

Again amid the heavy hues,
Soft crimson, seal, and satiny gold
Of flowers there, I stood 'mid dews
With her; deep in her garden old,
While sunset fires uprolled.
"One Day And Another: A Lyrical Eclogue – Part III" by Madison Julius Cawein

In news:

Even on streets bleached by muni lighting, the aurora whisped its satiny ribbons.
Their graceful weeping branches are laden with pink confetti-like blooms in spring, and the satiny bark shines to best advantage when bare in winter.
Variants with smaller flake sizes will provide a satiny finish.
Workday thongs in black teem from the case alongside lacy and satiny bits in lavender, cobalt, peach, or lime for color coordinating with super slinky dresses and skirts.
Using an electric mixer ensures that your cake layers are light and airy, your frosting satiny, your cookies crisp or chewy — and it's speedier (and less tiring) than stirring umpteen times.
HOW IT LOOKS/FEELS: The creamy formula glides on and leaves a satiny soft finish.
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