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Silver vs. Silvery — What's the Difference?

Silver vs. Silvery — What's the Difference?

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Silver

Silver is a chemical element with the symbol Ag (from the Latin argentum, derived from the Proto-Indo-European h₂erǵ: "shiny" or "white") and atomic number 47. A soft, white, lustrous transition metal, it exhibits the highest electrical conductivity, thermal conductivity, and reflectivity of any metal.

Silvery

Silvery are a London-based 4-piece indie rock band, signed to Blow Up Records (the label of the legendary Britpop night club Blow Up). Their sound was described by journalist David Quantick in The Word as "Splenetic, frenetic, kinetic" and in NME as "Girlie harmonies, sniggering, fairground piano...

Silver

Symbol Ag A lustrous white, ductile, malleable metallic element, occurring both uncombined and in ores such as argentite, having the highest thermal and electrical conductivity of the metals. It is highly valued for jewelry, tableware, and other ornamental use and is widely used in coinage, photography, dental and soldering alloys, electrical contacts, and printed circuits. Atomic number 47; atomic weight 107.868; melting point 961.78°C; boiling point 2,162°C; specific gravity 10.50 (20°C); valence 1, 2. See Periodic Table.

Silvery

Like silver in colour or appearance; shiny and grey-white
Shoals of silvery fish

Silver

This metallic element as a commodity or medium of exchange.
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Silvery

(of a sound) gentle, clear, and melodious
A little silvery laugh

Silver

Coins made of this metallic element.

Silvery

Containing or coated with silver.

Silver

A medal made of silver awarded to one placing second in a competition, as in the Olympics.

Silvery

Resembling silver in color or luster
"A fountain threw high its silvery water" (Harriet Beecher Stowe).

Silver

Domestic articles, such as tableware, made of or plated with silver.

Silvery

Having a clear, softly resonant sound
A silvery laugh.

Silver

Tableware, especially eating and serving utensils, made of steel or another metal.

Silvery

Resembling silver in color, shiny white.

Silver

A lustrous medium gray.

Silvery

Sprinkled or covered with silver.

Silver

A silver salt, especially silver nitrate, used to sensitize paper.

Silvery

Having the clear, musical tone of silver; soft and clear in sound.
A silvery laugh

Silver

Made of or containing silver
A silver bowl.
Silver ore.

Silvery

Resembling, or having the luster of, silver; grayish white and lustrous; of a mild luster; bright.
All the enameled race, whose silvery wingWaves to the tepid zephyrs of the spring.

Silver

Resembling silver, especially in having a lustrous shine; silvery.

Silvery

Besprinkled or covered with silver.

Silver

Of a lustrous medium gray
Silver hair.

Silvery

Having the clear, musical tone of silver; soft and clear in sound; as, silvery voices; a silvery laugh.

Silver

Having a soft, clear, resonant sound.

Silvery

Lustrous gray; covered with or tinged with the color of silver;
Silvery hair

Silver

Eloquent; persuasive
A silver voice.

Silvery

Resembling or reminiscent of silver;
A soft silvern voice
Singing in her silvery tones

Silver

Favoring the adoption of silver as a standard of currency
The silver plank of the 1896 Democratic platform.

Silvery

Having the white lustrous sheen of silver;
A land of silver (or silvern) rivers where the salmon leap
Repeated scrubbings have given the wood a silvery sheen

Silver

Of or constituting a 25th anniversary.

Silver

To cover, plate, or adorn with silver or a similar lustrous substance.

Silver

To give a silver color to.

Silver

To coat (photographic paper) with a film of silver nitrate or other silver salt.

Silver

To become silvery.

Silver

(uncountable) A lustrous, white, metallic element, atomic number 47, atomic weight 107.87, symbol Ag.

Silver

Coins made from silver or any similar white metal.

Silver

Cutlery and other eating utensils, whether silver or made from some other white metal.

Silver

Any items made from silver or any other white metal.

Silver

(uncountable) A shiny gray color.

Silver

(countable) a silver medal

Silver

Anything resembling silver; something shiny and white.

Silver

Made from silver.

Silver

Made from another white metal.

Silver

Having a color like silver: a shiny gray.

Silver

Denoting the twenty-fifth anniversary, especially of a wedding.

Silver

(of commercial services) Premium, but inferior to gold.

Silver

Having the clear, musical tone of silver; soft and clear in sound.
A silver-voiced young girl

Silver

To acquire a silvery colour.

Silver

To cover with silver, or with a silvery metal.
To silver a pin;  to silver a glass mirror plate with an amalgam of tin and mercury

Silver

To polish like silver; to impart a brightness to, like that of silver.

Silver

To make hoary, or white, like silver.

Silver

A soft white metallic element, sonorous, ductile, very malleable, and capable of a high degree of polish. It is found native, and also combined with sulphur, arsenic, antimony, chlorine, etc., in the minerals argentite, proustite, pyrargyrite, ceragyrite, etc. Silver is one of the "noble" metals, so-called, not being easily oxidized, and is used for coin, jewelry, plate, and a great variety of articles. Symbol Ag (Argentum). Atomic weight 107.7. Specific gravity 10.5.

Silver

Coin made of silver; silver money.

Silver

Anything having the luster or appearance of silver.

Silver

The color of silver.

Silver

Of or pertaining to silver; made of silver; as, silver leaf; a silver cup.

Silver

Resembling silver.
Others, on silver lakes and rivers, bathedTheir downy breast.

Silver

Precious; costly.

Silver

To cover with silver; to give a silvery appearance to by applying a metal of a silvery color; as, to silver a pin; to silver a glass mirror plate with an amalgam of tin and mercury.

Silver

To polish like silver; to impart a brightness to, like that of silver.
And smiling calmness silvered o'er the deep.

Silver

To make hoary, or white, like silver.
His head was silvered o'er with age.

Silver

To acquire a silvery color.
The eastern sky began to silver and shine.

Silver

A soft white precious univalent metallic element having the highest electrical and thermal conductivity of any metal; occurs in argentite and in free form; used in coins and jewelry and tableware and photography

Silver

Coins made of silver

Silver

A light shade of gray

Silver

Silverware eating utensils

Silver

A medal made of silver (or having the appearance of silver) that is usually awarded for winning second place in a competition

Silver

Coat with a layer of silver or a silver amalgam;
Silver the necklace

Silver

Make silver in color;
Her worries had silvered her hair

Silver

Turn silver;
The man's hair silvered very attractively

Silver

Made from or largely consisting of silver;
Silver bracelets

Silver

Having the white lustrous sheen of silver;
A land of silver (or silvern) rivers where the salmon leap
Repeated scrubbings have given the wood a silvery sheen

Silver

Lustrous gray; covered with or tinged with the color of silver;
Silvery hair

Silver

Expressing yourself readily, clearly, effectively;
Able to dazzle with his facile tongue
Silver speech

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