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Meaning of "metallic" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF METALLIC

metallic  [mɪˈtælɪk] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF METALLIC

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Metallic is an adjective.
The adjective is the word that accompanies the noun to determine or qualify it.

WHAT DOES METALLIC MEAN IN ENGLISH?

metallic

Metal

A metal is a solid material that is typically hard, opaque, shiny, and features good electrical and thermal conductivity. Metals are generally malleable—that is, they can be hammered or pressed permanently out of shape without breaking or cracking—as well as fusible and ductile. About 91 of the 118 elements in the periodic table are metals. The meaning of "metal" differs for various communities. For example, astronomers use the blanket term "metal" for convenience to collectively describe all elements other than hydrogen and helium. Thus, in astronomy and physical cosmology, the metallicity of an object is the proportion of its matter made up of chemical elements other than hydrogen and helium. In addition, many elements and compounds that are not normally classified as metals become metallic under high pressures; these are known as metallic allotropes of non-metals.

Definition of metallic in the English dictionary

The first definition of metallic in the dictionary is of, concerned with, or consisting of metal or a metal. Other definition of metallic is suggestive of a metal. Metallic is also existing in the free state rather than in combination.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH METALLIC


alec
ˈælɪk
bimetallic
ˌbaɪmɪˈtælɪk
Daedalic
dɪˈdælɪk
genitalic
ˌdʒenɪˈtælɪk
intermetallic
ˌɪntəmɪˈtælɪk
italic
ɪˈtælɪk
italics
ɪˈtælɪk
malic
ˈmælɪk
malik
ˈmælɪk
monometallic
ˌmɒnəʊmɪˈtælɪk
multimetallic
ˌmʌltɪməˈtælɪk
nonmetallic
ˌnɒnmɪˈtælɪk
organometallic
ɔːˌɡænəʊmɪˈtælɪk
salic
ˈsælɪk
santalic
sænˈtælɪk
semicrystallic
ˌsemɪkrɪˈstælɪk
semimetallic
ˌsemɪməˈtælɪk
symmetallic
ˌsɪməˈtælɪk
tantalic
tænˈtælɪk
terephthalic
ˌtɛrɛfˈθælɪk

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE METALLIC

metall.
metalled
metallic bond
metallic lens
metallic soap
metallically
metalliding
metalliferous
metalline
metalling
metallings
metallisation
metallise
metallist
metallization
metallize
metallocene
metallogenetic
metallogenic
metallogeny

WORDS THAT END LIKE METALLIC

cerebellic
Cyrillic
glycollic
heterothallic
homophyllic
homothallic
idyllic
intervallic
ithyphallic
medallic
mesophyllic
orsellic
phallic
prothallic
pyrogallic
scalpellic
sibyllic
thallic
vanillic

Synonyms and antonyms of metallic in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «METALLIC»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «metallic» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of metallic

Translation of «metallic» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF METALLIC

Find out the translation of metallic to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of metallic from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «metallic» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

> 金属般的
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

metálico
570 millions of speakers

English

metallic
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

धातु
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

معدني
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

металлик
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

metálico
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

ধাতব
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

métallique
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Logam
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

metallisch
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

金属的な
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

금속성의
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Metalik
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

kim loại
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

உலோக
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

धातूचा
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

madeni
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

metallico
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

metalik
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

металік
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

metalic
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

μεταλλικό
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

metaal
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

metallisk
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

metallic
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of metallic

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «METALLIC»

The term «metallic» is very widely used and occupies the 6.706 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «METALLIC» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about metallic

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6 QUOTES WITH «METALLIC»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word metallic.
1
Ellen Forney
A sense of electrical current was part of my own experience of being manic. The sensation that my mind was spinning and overheating would sometimes build to a sensation like an electrical short - a burst of light, a melting, or dissipating - and I'd get a metallic taste in my mouth, like when you lick a battery.
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Keith Jarrett
I actually get a metallic taste in my mouth when I think about electric music.
3
Janet Napolitano
As part of our layered approach, we have expedited the deployment of new Advanced Imaging Technology (AIT) units to help detect concealed metallic and non-metallic threats on passengers. These machines are now in use at airports nationwide, and the vast majority of travelers say they prefer this technology to alternative screening measures.
4
Dana Priest
When the Transportation Security Administration adopted body scanners at airports, activists wrote the Fourth Amendment on their underwear in metallic paint readable by the new devices.
5
John Sexton
I remembered seeing it and it was this metallic turbine and I thought it was beautiful. I had never been in a power plant before, but I felt, without being overly dramatic, compelled to make photographs of this for myself.
6
Frank Tipler
A person whose skin is metallic can no more have its reproduction restricted than a black-skinned person. Regarding life as a form of machinery and intelligent machines as people without our environmental limitations is essential in understanding FAP, the Final Anthropic Principle, which deals with evolution in the far future.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «METALLIC»

Discover the use of metallic in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to metallic and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Bulk Metallic Glasses
A one-stop resource on all aspects of bulk metallic glasses, this book demonstrates the immense potential of these novel materials.
C. Suryanarayana, A. Inoue, 2011
2
Metallic Materials: Physical, Mechanical, and Corrosion ...
This is a handy reference for the busy engineer and student in corrosion, materials, chemical, mechanical, civil, design, process, metallurgical, manufacturing, and industrial engineering.
Philip A. Schweitzer, P.E., 2003
3
Fatigue of Metallic Materials
This book reviews problems in the mechanical behaviour of cyclically loaded metallic materials, primarily with regard to the nature of the fatigue process. The first edition of the book appeared in 1980.
Mirko Klesnil, Petr Lukáš, 1992
4
Metallic Effect Pigments: Fundamentals and Applications
The book illustrates the importance ofmetallic effect pigments, their wide range of applicationsand related specifications as well as their developmentpotential.
‎2006
5
Non-Metallic (FRP) Reinforcement for Concrete Structures: ...
Dealing with a wide range of non-metallic materials, this book opens up possibilities of lighter, more durable structures.
L. Taerwe, 1995
6
Formability of Metallic Materials: Plastic Anisotropy, ...
After a brief introduction into crystal plasticity,the fun- damentals of crystallographic textures and plastic anisotro- py, a main topic of this book, are outlined.
D. Banabic, 2000
7
Metallic Micro and Nano Materials: Fabrication with Atomic ...
This book 's three sections describe the theory of atomic diffusion, the evaluation of physical properties and the treatment and applications of metallic NMMs.
Masumi Saka, 2011
8
Advanced Machining Processes of Metallic Materials: Theory, ...
This book updates our knowledge on the metal cutting processes in relation to theory and industrial practice.
Wit Grzesik, 2008
9
Geochemical Methods of Prospecting for Non-Metallic Minerals
This book is a completely revised, updated and expanded edition of the publication by the same authors, which was published in 1987.
Igor' L. Komov, A. N. Lukashev, A. V. Koplus, 1994
10
Multifunctional Metallic Hollow Sphere Structures: ...
The book is written for material scientists, product designers and developers as well as academic researches and scientists.
Christian Augustin, 2009

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «METALLIC»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term metallic is used in the context of the following news items.
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Beyoncé's Makeup Artist Teaches Us the Trick to a Flawless Metallic
Metallic makeup has made a resounding return to the runway, and thus, the beauty aisles. Spotted at Fall 2015 shows like Carolina Herrera, ... «StyleCaster, Jul 15»
2
Giant metallic gnome dazzles Aussies
It is not your normal garden gnome. In fact, it's a 9¬metre-tall gnome welcoming motorists on Melbourne's Peninsula Link freeway created by ... «New Zealand Herald, Jul 15»
3
Laticrete's HP Spartacote metallic coating system used in high traffic …
A metallic coating system from the HP Spartacote range by Laticrete was selected by the owners of a boat retail centre in Florida for use in a ... «Architecture and Design, Jul 15»
4
Metallic Pigments Market is Likely to Reach US$ 1286.7 Mn in 2023 …
Transparency Market Research has published a new report titled "Metallic Pigments Market - Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, ... «MarketWatch, Jul 15»
5
The Third Dimension: Nanoarchitectured Metallic Glass Creates …
Yale researchers have uncovered a new technology that may revolutionize the use of metallic glass. By creating metallic glass at the nanoscale ... «The National Law Review, Jul 15»
6
What's the Future of High-Speed 3D Printing – The Non-Metallic
A few years back it looked as though 3D printing was set to take off. For those who were new to the tech the possibilities seemed endless. «ENGINEERING.com, Jul 15»
7
Jaimie Alexander & Ashley Madekwe Both Opt for Metallic at EW's …
Jaimie Alexander shows off her legs in a gold mini-skirt while attending the Entertainment Weekly Party held during 2015 San Diego ... «Just Jared, Jul 15»
8
Solange Knowles in the New Look of Summer Metallics
Knowles's ensemble also benefits from a contrast of materials: The matte nature of her fitted top acts as the perfect counterpoint to her metallic ... «Vogue.com, Jul 15»
9
All About Style: Metallic temporary tattoos all the rage
Here's a fun alternative way to complete a summer ensemble: metallic temporary tattoos such as those by Flash and Lulu DK. I've been noticing ... «The Providence Journal, Jul 15»
10
ZTE's intriguing Axon Phone will feature a metallic body, hi-fi sound …
All this is stuffed inside a "sleek metallic body" that will be available in three color versions: blue, gold, and silver. All in all, the Axon Phone is ... «Phone Arena, Jul 15»

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« EDUCALINGO. Metallic [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/metallic>. Aug 2019 ».
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