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1. quicksilver

adjective. ['ˈkwɪkˈsɪlvɝ'] liable to sudden unpredictable change.

Synonyms

  • changeful
  • fickle
  • mercurial
  • erratic

Antonyms

  • achromatic
  • nonmetallic
  • constant
  • unexchangeable

Etymology

  • quyksilver (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • cwicseolfor (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

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Words that Rhyme with Quicksilver

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Example sentences of the word quicksilver


1. Adverb
Also called quicksilver, mercury has been known for more than 3,500 years.

2. Noun, singular or mass
Use SAE5W or SAE10W instead of quicksilver fluid for Mercruiser trim pumps.

3. Verb, base form
Other substitutes to quicksilver include chainsaw oil and sewing machine oil.

Quotes containing the word quicksilver


1. Love is like quicksilver in the hand. Leave the fingers open and it stays. Clutch it and it darts away.
- Dorothy Parker

2. Mineral cactai,quicksilver lizards in the adobe walls,the bird that punctures space,thirst, tedium, clouds of dust, impalpable epiphanies of wind.The pines taught me to talk to myself.In that garden I learnedto send myself off.Later there were no gardens.
- Octavio Paz, A Draft of Shadows and Other Poems

2. quicksilver

noun. ['ˈkwɪkˈsɪlvɝ'] a heavy silvery toxic univalent and bivalent metallic element; the only metal that is liquid at ordinary temperatures.

Synonyms

  • Hg
  • atomic number 80
  • mercury
  • mercurous chloride
  • calomel
  • hydrargyrum
  • cinnabar
  • metal

Antonyms

  • colorless
  • invariable
  • immutable
  • reliable

Etymology

  • quyksilver (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • cwicseolfor (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
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