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1. emery

noun. ['ˈɛmɝi'] a hard grey-black mineral consisting of corundum and either hematite or magnetite; used as an abrasive (especially as a coating on paper).

Synonyms

  • corundom
  • haematite
  • magnetite
  • emery paper
  • sandpaper
  • hematite
  • magnetic iron-ore
  • corundum

Antonyms

  • roughen

Etymology

  • émeri (French)
  • esmeril (Old French (842-ca. 1400))

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Rhymes with Emery

  • memory
  • demeree
  • emory
  • emmery

How do you pronounce emery?

Pronounce emery as ˈɛməri.

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Sentences with emery


1. Determiner
Smooth the edges with a file or emery board.

2. Adjective
If you make a mistake, sand the paint away with sandpaper or an emery board.

3. Noun, singular or mass
Use an emery cloth to sand down the rough edges of your cut glass.

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