Etymology
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metallic (adj.)

early 15c., "of metal, made from metal," from Latin metallicus "of or belonging to metal," from Greek metallikos, from metallon "metal, ore" (see metal). Specific use in chemistry, indicating the condition of a metal in which it exists by itself, not mineralized or combined with substances which convert it into an ore, is by 1797.

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Definitions of metallic
1
metallic (n.)
a fabric made of a yarn that is partly or entirely of metal;
metallic (n.)
a yarn made partly or entirely of metal;
2
metallic (adj.)
containing or made of or resembling or characteristic of a metal; "the strange metallic note of the meadow lark, suggesting the clash of vibrant blades"- Ambrose Bierce;
metallic luster
a metallic compound
Synonyms: metal
From wordnet.princeton.edu