me·tal·lic /məˈtælɪk/ 形容詞
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.
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)]