silvern [sil-vern] ExamplesWord Origin adjective Archaic.
- made of or like silver.
Origin of silvern before 900; Middle English silver(e)n, selvern, Old English seolfren, seolfern. See, Examples from the Web for silvern Historical Examples of silvern
No stone nor brick was seen except in this silvern frosty color.
Clear, frail and silvern the words fell from Mireille’s lips.
Much the same as the English ‘Speech is silvern, silence is golden.’
P. W. Joyce
There’s an auld sayin’ that speech is silvern, but silence is gowden.
Black against the silvern patch, I saw him emerge—and look up.
British Dictionary definitions for silvern silvern adjective
- archaic, or poetic silver
Word Origin and History for silvern adj.
Middle English silveren, from Old English seolfren “made of silver;” see(n.) + (2). Cf. German silbern, Dutch zilveren. Fallen from use in English except in poetry.