Synonyms

1. shale

noun. ['ˈʃeɪl'] a sedimentary rock formed by the deposition of successive layers of clay.

Synonyms

  • sedimentary rock
  • humic shale

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Example sentences of the word shale


1. Adjective
For swimming and sunning, the park has a natural sand beach lined with shale cliffs.

2. Noun, singular or mass
Quarry tile is a flooring material composed of either shale or clay.

3. Verb, base form
Without getting too science-y, it’s formed when heat or pressure is applied to mudstone or shale.

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