Pronunciation: (mu-tal'ik), [key]
1. of, pertaining to, or consisting of metal.
2. of the nature of or suggesting metal, as in luster, resonance, or hardness: metallic green; a harsh metallic sound.
a. (of a metal element) being in the free or uncombined state: metallic iron.
b. containing or yielding metal.
a. a yarn or fiber made partly or entirely of metal and having a metallic appearance.
b. a fabric made of such a yarn or fiber.
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