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Metalic vs. Metallic: Mastering the Correct Spelling

Edited by Huma Saeed || By Sawaira Riaz || Published on December 22, 2023
"Metalic" is incorrect; "metallic" is the correct spelling. "Metallic" refers to something resembling or made of metal.

Which is correct: Metalic or Metallic

How to spell Metallic?

Metalic is Incorrect

Metallic is Correct

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Key Differences

"Metal" has two 'l's, so does its adjective form "metallic."
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Dec 22, 2023
Use the mnemonic i.e. "Metal lingers, double 'l' in metallic."
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Dec 22, 2023
Remember, "metallic" sounds like it has two 'l's when pronounced.
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Dec 22, 2023
Associate "metallic" with "metallic element," both having double 'l's.
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Dec 22, 2023
Think of the word "metal" and then add "lic," keeping the double 'l' intact.
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Dec 22, 2023
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Metallic Definitions

Containing metal or metal elements.
The metallic compound was used in the experiment.
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Dec 08, 2023
Sounding like metal.
The metallic clang of the hammer was loud.
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Dec 08, 2023
Having the properties of metal.
The material had a metallic strength and durability.
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Dec 08, 2023
Relating to or resembling metal.
The robot had a shiny metallic exterior.
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Dec 08, 2023
Shiny or glittery like metal.
She wore a dress with a metallic finish.
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Dec 08, 2023
Of, relating to, or having the characteristics of a metal.
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Containing a metal
A metallic compound.
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Lustrous; sparkling
Metallic colors.
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Sharp-tasting
An unpleasant, metallic flavor.
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Dec 08, 2023
Harshly resonant
"the strange metallic note of the meadow lark, suggesting the clash of vibrant blades" (Ambrose Bierce).
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Dec 08, 2023
A yarn or fiber made of, containing, or resembling metal.
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A fabric, typically shiny or iridescent, made of such yarn or fiber.
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Of, relating to, or characteristic of metal.
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Made of or containing metal.
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(of a sound) Harsh, as if coming from two metals striking one another.
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(of a color) Having the appearance of being of polished metal.
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Dec 08, 2023
A metallic color.
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Of or pertaining to a metal; of the nature of metal; resembling metal; as, a metallic appearance; a metallic alloy.
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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.
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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
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FAQs

Which vowel is used before metallic?

The vowel 'a' is used before the double 'l' in "metallic."
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Dec 22, 2023

What is the root word of metallic?

The root word of "metallic" is "metal."
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Dec 22, 2023

What is the singular form of metallic?

"Metallic" is an adjective and does not have a singular or plural form.
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Dec 22, 2023

What is the verb form of metallic?

There is no verb form for "metallic"; it's an adjective.
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Dec 22, 2023

What is the pronunciation of metallic?

Metallic is pronounced as /məˈtælɪk/.
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Dec 22, 2023

What is the plural form of metallic?

As an adjective, "metallic" does not change in the plural form.
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Dec 22, 2023

Why is it called metallic?

It is called "metallic" because it describes properties or characteristics related to metal.
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Dec 22, 2023

Which article is used with metallic?

Definite ("the") and indefinite ("a," "an") articles can be used before "metallic" when it modifies a noun.
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Dec 22, 2023

Is metallic an abstract noun?

"Metallic" is not a noun; it's an adjective.
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Dec 22, 2023

Is metallic a negative or positive word?

"Metallic" is neutral; it is neither inherently negative nor positive.
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Dec 22, 2023

Which preposition is used with metallic?

Prepositions like "with" or "of" can be used with "metallic" (e.g., "with a metallic sheen").
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Dec 22, 2023

Is metallic an adverb?

No, "metallic" is not an adverb.
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Dec 22, 2023

Is the word metallic imperative?

No, "metallic" is not imperative; it's an adjective.
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Dec 22, 2023

How do we divide metallic into syllables?

"Metallic" is divided as me-tal-lic.
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Dec 22, 2023

How is metallic used in a sentence?

Example: "The artist used a metallic paint to give the sculpture a shiny appearance."
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Dec 22, 2023

Is metallic a noun or adjective?

"Metallic" is an adjective.
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Dec 22, 2023

Is metallic a vowel or consonant?

"Metallic" is a word consisting of both vowels and consonants.
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Dec 22, 2023

What part of speech is metallic?

"Metallic" is an adjective.
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Dec 22, 2023

What is the third form of metallic?

There is no third form for "metallic" since it is an adjective.
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Dec 22, 2023

Which conjunction is used with metallic?

Conjunctions such as "and," "or," and "but" can be used with "metallic."
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Dec 22, 2023

What is another term for metallic?

Another term for "metallic" could be "metal-like" or "metalline."
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Dec 22, 2023

What is the first form of metallic?

"Metallic" does not have different forms as it is an adjective.
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Dec 22, 2023

What is the second form of metallic?

"Metallic" remains unchanged as it is not a verb.
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Dec 22, 2023

Is metallic a countable noun?

"Metallic" is not a noun, so it's neither countable nor uncountable.
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Dec 22, 2023

What is the opposite of metallic?

The opposite of "metallic" could be "non-metallic" or "matte."
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Dec 22, 2023

Is metallic a collective noun?

No, "metallic" is not a collective noun.
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Dec 22, 2023

Is the metallic term a metaphor?

"Metallic" can be used metaphorically but is not itself a metaphor.
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Dec 22, 2023

How many syllables are in metallic?

There are three syllables in "metallic."
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Dec 22, 2023

What is a stressed syllable in metallic?

The second syllable "tal" is the stressed syllable in "metallic."
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Dec 22, 2023

Which determiner is used with metallic?

Determiners like "a," "the," "this," "that" can be used with "metallic" when it modifies a noun.
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