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noun silk pronunciation in British English /sɪlk/
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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


… a language for human communication which has been invented and has not developed naturally

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spectacles; boiled sweets, candy; soft aniseed-flavoured jelly sweets coated with blue and pink sugar sprinkles

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