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quick|sil|ver|y
quick|sil|ver|y «KWIHK SIHL vuhr ee», adjective.
resembling quicksilver; bright and quick-moving: »

The quicksilvery score, with its pastoral interludes and lavish descriptive effects, is a delight (Time).


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  • quick|sil|ver — «KWIHK SIHL vuhr», noun, verb, adjective. –n. 1. = mercury (def. 1). (Cf. ↑mercury) 2. Figurative. something as shining, quick moving, and elusive as mercury: »Emmett by contrast is a piece of quicksilver, brilliant but unpredictable (London… …   Useful english dictionary

  • sil´ver|like´ — sil|ver «SIHL vuhr», noun, adjective, verb. –n. 1. a shining, metallic chemical element that can be hammered into very thin sheets or drawn into very fine wire. It is a whitish precious metal that occurs both native and in combination. Silver is… …   Useful english dictionary

  • sil´ver|er — sil|ver «SIHL vuhr», noun, adjective, verb. –n. 1. a shining, metallic chemical element that can be hammered into very thin sheets or drawn into very fine wire. It is a whitish precious metal that occurs both native and in combination. Silver is… …   Useful english dictionary

  • sil|ver — «SIHL vuhr», noun, adjective, verb. –n. 1. a shining, metallic chemical element that can be hammered into very thin sheets or drawn into very fine wire. It is a whitish precious metal that occurs both native and in combination. Silver is superior …   Useful english dictionary

  • sil|ver|y — «SIHL vuhr ee», adjective, ver|i|er, ver|i|est. 1. like silver: »silvery hair. 2. like that of silver: »a silvery gleam, silvery moonbeams …   Useful english dictionary

  • sil|ver bul|let — «SIHL vuhr BUL iht», something that magically takes care of a problem or vanquishes an enemy; magic bullet: »looking for a silver bullet to safeguard teenage drivers; The botanist believed using the whole plant was better than a silver bullet… …   Useful english dictionary

  • sil|ver-gilt — «SIHL vuhr GIHLT», noun. 1. silver covered with gilding. 2. gilded articles of silver …   Useful english dictionary

  • sil|ver-haired — «SIHL vuhr HAIRD», adjective. having white or lustrous gray hair: »a silver haired man of sixty five …   Useful english dictionary

  • sil|ver-lace vine — «SIHL vuhr LAYS», a hardy, twining, perennial vine of western China and Tibet, having fragrant, greenish white flowers and long lanceolate leaves. It belongs to the buckwheat family …   Useful english dictionary

  • sil|ver-plat|ed — «SIHL vuhr PLAY tihd», adjective. covered with a thin layer of silver or similar material …   Useful english dictionary


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