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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 me·tal·lic /məˈtælɪk/

From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Medical Dictionary 英漢醫學字典

 me·tal·lic /məˈtælɪk/ 形容詞

From: Network Terminology


From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Me·tal·lic a.
 1. Of or pertaining to a metal; of the nature of metal; resembling metal; as, a metallic appearance; a metallic alloy.
 2. Chem. Of, pertaining to, or characterized by, the essential and implied properties of a metal, as contrasted with a nonmetal or metalloid; conductive of electricity; basic; forming positive ions in solution; antacid.
 Metallic iron, iron in the state of the metal, as distinquished from its ores, as magnetic iron.
 Metallic paper, paper covered with a thin solution of lime, whiting, and size.  When written upon with a pewter or brass pencil, the lines can hardly be effaced.
 Metallic tinking Med., a sound heard in the chest, when a cavity communicating with the air passages contains both air and liquid.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      adj : containing or made of or resembling or characteristic of a
            metal; "a metallic compound"; "metallic luster"; "the
            strange metallic note of the meadow lark, suggesting
            the clash of vibrant blades"- Ambrose Bierce [syn: metal(a)]
            [ant: nonmetallic]