Part of speech: adjective

Being, containing, or pertaining to a metal.

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Usage examples "metallic":

  1. Something which he wore beneath snapped, as he still struggled to escape me, and a bright object flashed under my eyes as it fell, and dropped with a slight metallic noise to the floor. - "The House by the Lock", C. N. Williamson.
  2. She clutched some of the shining pieces, and held them up to the three men as they stood silently beside the bed, but her hands trembled so that sovereigns kept falling from them on the floor with metallic clinks. - "The Mystery of a Hansom Cab", Fergus Hume.
  3. But by the motion of his eyes, aided by a pantomime with his fingers, he made us understand that there was something in a metallic box fastened at his side which he wished to reach. - "Edison's Conquest of Mars", Garrett Putman Serviss.