Synonyms for Silken:

adj.

sleek (adjective)
satin, shiny, silky, satiny, polished.
soft (adjective)
made of silk, luxurious, delicate, resembling silk, tender, like silk.

n.

glittering, glittery, polished, sparkling, bright, glaring, gleaming, shiny, brilliant, dazzling. diaphanous, distressed, fibrous, Breathable, brushed, creased, crisp, filmy, cellular, colorfast. fluffy, feathery, waxy, soft. silken (noun)
satiny, sleek, smooth, silky, slick, glossy, silklike, satin.

v.

smooth (verb)
gloss, glaze, polish, flatten, plane, slick, level, grind, smooth, burnish, even, sand.

Other synonyms:

feathery. fluffy. Other relevant words:
feathery, brilliant, diaphanous, tender, waxy, silklike, glittering, filmy, Breathable, luxurious, satin, delicate, glossy, soft, fibrous, creased, crisp, fluffy, colorfast, polished, glaring, sparkling, bright, cellular, distressed, satiny, gleaming, shiny, glittery, sleek, brushed, dazzling, silky.

Usage examples for silken

  1. I reached a place where the thread was broken and now the world was dark, but, feeling about, I found the two ends of the silken line, and put them together, and when they touched, the world flashed up in a blaze of light- the sun was shining. – Bolanyo by Opie Percival Read
  2. There lay a small black silken bag. – NAPOLEON AND BLUCHER by L. Muhlbach
  3. A slow rustle of silken trains sweeping the floor, a slight confusion, and the party was seated. – Norston's Rest by Ann S. Stephens