Etymology
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silken (adj.)

Old English seolcen "made of silk;" see silk + -en (2). Meaning "silk-like, soft and glossy" is from 1510s.

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Definitions of silken

silken (adj.)
having a smooth, gleaming surface reflecting light;
silken eyelashes
Synonyms: satiny / silky / silklike
From wordnet.princeton.edu