1. ebonite

noun. a hard nonresilient rubber formed by vulcanizing natural rubber.


  • hard rubber
  • caoutchouc
  • vulcanite
  • natural rubber
  • gum elastic
  • India rubber

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Example sentences of the word ebonite

1. Adverb
Also in the mid-nineteenth century, ebonite or hard rubber was used for the body of clarinets.

2. Noun, singular or mass
Once the student shows aptitude and desire to go further with his training, he will often "graduate" to a clarinet made of either African hardwood, a blend of wood powder and carbon or ebonite.