silk - definition and synonyms


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  1. 1
    [uncountable] thin smooth cloth made from the fibres produced by an insect called a silkworm

    an elegant shirt made of pure Chinese silk

    1. a.
      [only before noun] made of silk

      an expensive Italian silk suit

    2. b.
      [uncountable] the thread used for making silk
  2. 3
    [countable] legal British a QC
    take silk (=become a QC):

    Reynolds was called to the Bar in 1995 and took silk in 2016.