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 for silken
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Silken \Silk"en\, a. [AS. seolcen, seolocen.]
     1. Of or pertaining to silk; made of, or resembling, silk;
        as, silken cloth; a silken veil.
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     2. Fig.: Soft; delicate; tender; smooth; as, silken language.
        "Silken terms precise." --Shak.
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     3. Dressed in silk. "A . . . silken wanton." --Shak.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Silken \Silk"en\, v. t.
     To render silken or silklike. --Dyer.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  silken
      adj 1: having a smooth, gleaming surface reflecting light;
             "glossy auburn hair"; "satiny gardenia petals"; "sleek
             black fur"; "silken eyelashes"; "silky skin"; "a silklike
             fabric"; "slick seals and otters" [syn: satiny,
             sleek, silken, silky, silklike, slick]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  34 Moby Thesaurus words for "silken":
     buffed, burnished, cottony, deferential, disarming, finished,
     furbished, glace, glassy, glazed, gleaming, glossy, insinuating,
     insinuative, lacquered, plush, plushy, polished, rubbed,
     saccharine, satinlike, satiny, sericeous, shellacked, shiny,
     silklike, silky, sleek, slick, soft as silk, varnished, velutinous,
     velvetlike, velvety
  
  

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