Referring to something which is pliant or flexible, the word in fine art is often used to describe metal, which is easily shaped and capable of being thinned into wire. Source: Ralph Mayer, "A Dictionary of Art Terms and Techniques"<br><br>A quality ascribed to metals which can be easily molded, or easily shaped ? capable of being hammered thin, or drawn into wire for instance.(pr. DUK-t&#601;l)Also see malleable, plasticity and tensile strength.