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Silken, 1) made of silk: Compl. 17. Gent. II, 7, 45. Ado V, 1, 25. Shr. IV, 3, 55. Shr. IV, 3, 55 V, 1, 68. Wint. IV, 4, 361. H4B I, 1, 53. H5 III Chor. H5 III Chor. Tit. II, 4, 46. Ant. II, 2, 214. Per. III, 2, 41. Used of hair: Compl. 87.
2) smooth, soft, effeminate: “taffeta phrases, s. terms precise,” LLL V, 2, 406. “shall a beardless boy, a cockered s. wanton, brave our fields,” John V, 1, 70. “s. dalliance in the wardrobe lies,” H5 II Chor. H5 II Chor. “abused by s., sly, insinuating Jacks,” R3 I, 3, 53.
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