noun. ['bəˈsɔlt'] the commonest type of solidified lava; a dense dark grey fine-grained igneous rock that is composed chiefly of plagioclase feldspar and pyroxene.
- volcanic rock
- basaltes (Latin)
Words that Rhyme with Basalt
Example sentences of the word basalt
1. Noun, singular or mass
The atmospheric CO2 consumption flux is due largely in part of the high weathering rate of basalt.
2. Noun, plural
Iron, limestone, marble, granite and basalt have been used for building materials for thousands of years.