quicksilver
Pronunciation
  • (America) enPR: kwĭk'sĭlvər, IPA: /ˈkwɪkˌsɪlvɚ/
Noun

quicksilver (uncountable)

  1. The metal mercury.
  2. (colloquial) An amalgam of mercury and tin applied to the backs of mirrors, quicksilvering.
Synonyms Translations Adjective

quicksilver (not comparable)

  1. Unpredictable, erratic or fickle; mercurial.
Translations
  • German: quecksilbrig
Verb

quicksilver (quicksilvers, present participle quicksilvering; past and past participle quicksilvered)

  1. To overlay with quicksilver.
  2. To treat with quicksilver.



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