Etymology

1. gneiss

noun. ['ˈnaɪs'] a laminated metamorphic rock similar to granite.

Etymology

  • Gneis (German)
  • gneist (Middle High German (ca. 1050-1500))

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Rhymes with Gneiss

  • overprice
  • misprice
  • reprice
  • precise
  • concise
  • suffice
  • splice
  • matteis
  • excise
  • entice
  • deweiss
  • devise
  • device
  • berneice
  • advice
  • twice
  • trice
  • thrice
  • stice
  • spice
  • slice
  • schweiss
  • pryce
  • price
  • preiss
  • kreiss
  • kleiss
  • grice
  • fleiss'
  • fleiss

How do you pronounce gneiss?

Pronounce gneiss as naɪs.

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Sentences with gneiss


1. Adjective
Granite can metamorphose into gneiss, limestone can harden into marble, shale can be changed into slate.

2. Noun, singular or mass
Search for Kyanite, a pale-blue crystal mineral found in metamorphic rocks such as gneiss, in Buckingham County.

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