US: /ˈsɪɫk/
UK: /sˈɪlk/

English Vietnamese dictionary

silk /silk/
  • danh từ
    • tơ, chỉ tơ
    • tơ nhện
    • lụa
    • (số nhiều) quần áo lụa
    • (thông tục) luật sư hoàng gia (Anh)
      • to take silk: được phong làm luật sư hoàng gia
    • nước ngọc (độ óng ánh của ngọc)
    • (định ngữ) (bằng) tơ
      • silk stockings: bít tất tơ
    • to hit the silk
      • (từ Mỹ,nghĩa Mỹ), (quân sự), (từ lóng) nhảy dù ra khỏi máy bay
    • to make a silk purse out of a sow's ear
      • ít bột vẫn gột nên hồ

Advanced English dictionary

+ noun
1 [U] fine soft thread produced by SILKWORMS
2 [U] a fine smooth fabric made from silk thread: a silk blouse + silk stockings + made of pure silk + Her skin was as smooth as silk.
3 [U] silk thread used for sewing
4 (silks) [pl.] clothes made of silk, especially the coloured shirts worn by people riding horses in a race (= JOCKEYS)
5 [C] (BrE, law) a type of lawyer who represents the government (= a King's/Queen's counsel): to take silk (= to become this type of lawyer)
Idioms: make a silk purse out of a sow's ear to succeed in making sth good out of material that does not seem very good at all

Collocation dictionary


heavy | delicate, fine, thin | soft | pure | artificial | bright
the bright silks of saris
| rich
a drawing room decorated in rich blue and purple silks
| faded | watered | raw | Chinese, Thai, etc.


fine silks produced in Italy
| spin, weave | be lined with, be trimmed with


industry, mill


in ~
(= wearing clothes made of silk)ladies in silks and satins
| of ~
an evening dress of pure white silk

Concise English dictionary

+a fabric made from the fine threads produced by certain insect larvae
+fibers from silkworm cocoons provide threads for knitting