Anything that has a shiny gray color is silvery, like the silvery moonlit surface of a pond at night.

The adjective silvery is perfect for describing things that shimmer and glow like silver, whether it's the silverly hue of your grandmother's long hair, silvery moth wings, or the silvery sardines in the tin you just opened. You can also use it to describe ringing, melodious sounds: "I'd know the silvery sound of her laughter anywhere!"

Definitions of silvery
  1. adjective
    of lustrous grey; covered with or tinged with the color of silver
    silvery hair”
    synonyms: argent, silver, silverish
    achromatic, neutral
    having no hue
  2. adjective
    having the white lustrous sheen of silver
    “repeated scrubbings have given the wood a silvery sheen”
    synonyms: silver, silvern
    emitting or reflecting light readily or in large amounts
  3. adjective
    resembling or reminiscent of silver
    “singing in her silvery tones”
    synonyms: silvern
    euphonious, euphonous
    having a pleasant sound
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