Pronunciation: (mu-tal'ik),[key] —adj. 1. of, pertaining to, or consisting of metal.
2. of the nature of or suggesting metal, as in luster, resonance, or hardness: metallic green; a harsh metallic sound. 3. Chem. a. (of a metal element) being in the free or uncombined state: metallic iron. b. containing or yielding metal.
—n. Textiles. a. a yarn or fiber made partly or entirely of metal and having a metallic appearance.
b. a fabric made of such a yarn or fiber.