- me|tal|lic [mıˈtælık] adj1.) a metallic noise sounds like pieces of metal hitting each other▪ The key turned in the lock with a loud metallic click.▪ The pans made a metallic clatter as they crashed to the floor.2.) a metallic voice is rough, hard, and unpleasant▪ He spoke in a thin, metallic voice.3.) a metallic colour shines like metal▪ He drives a metallic red van.4.) a metallic taste is bitter and unpleasant, like metal▪ The gum left a horrible metallic taste in my mouth.5.) made of metal or containing metal▪ metallic particles
Dictionary of contemporary English. 2013.