Synonyms
Etymology

1. basalt

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.

Synonyms

  • pyroxene
  • volcanic rock
  • oligoclase

Etymology

  • basaltes (Latin)

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Rhymes with Basalt

  • renault
  • pinault
  • kuralt
  • exalt
  • default
  • covault
  • perrault
  • brault
  • assault
  • walt
  • vault
  • sault
  • nault
  • mault
  • malt
  • kalt
  • halt
  • gault
  • galt
  • fault
  • dault
  • ault

How do you pronounce basalt?

Pronounce basalt as bəˈsɔlt.

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Sentences with 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.

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