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 for metallic
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Metallic \Me*tal"lic\, a. [L. metallicus, fr. metallum: cf. F.
     m['e]tallique. See Metal.]
     1. Of or pertaining to a metal; of the nature of metal;
        resembling metal; as, a metallic appearance; a metallic
        alloy.
        [1913 Webster]
  
     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.
        [1913 Webster +PJC]
  
     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.
        [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  metallic
      adj 1: 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:
             metallic, metal(a)] [ant: nonmetal, nonmetallic]
      n 1: a fabric made of a yarn that is partly or entirely of metal
      2: a yarn made partly or entirely of metal

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  32 Moby Thesaurus words for "metallic":
     brassy, brazen, choked, coarse, cracked, croaking, croaky, dry,
     gruff, guttural, harsh, harsh-sounding, hoarse, husky, metal,
     metallike, metalline, metalloid, organometallic, ragged, raucid,
     raucous, rough, roupy, rude, squawking, squawky, stertorous,
     strangled, thick, throaty, tinny
  
  

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