noun. ['ˈʃeɪl'] a sedimentary rock formed by the deposition of successive layers of clay.
- sedimentary rock
- humic shale
Words that Rhyme with Shale
Example sentences of the word shale
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.