metallic

metallic
[[t]mətæ̱lɪk[/t]]
1) ADJ-GRADED: usu ADJ n A metallic sound is like the sound of one piece of metal hitting another.

There was a metallic click and the gates swung open...

It gave a metallic clang, like a cracked bell.

2) ADJ-GRADED: usu ADJ n A metallic voice has a harsh unpleasant sound.

...that creaking metallic voice of hers.

3) ADJ: usu ADJ n Metallic paint or colours shine like metal.

He had painted all the wood with metallic silver paint...

Metallic finishes are seen as upmarket.

4) ADJ-GRADED Something that tastes metallic has a bitter unpleasant taste.

There was a metallic taste at the back of his throat.

5) ADJ: usu ADJ n Metallic means consisting entirely or partly of metal.

Even the smallest metallic object, whether a nail file or cigarette lighter, is immediately confiscated...

Place the salmon in a nonstick metallic dish.

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