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met·al

metal

 
 
pronunciation:
me tl
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part of speech: noun
definition: a kind of chemical element, such as copper, iron, or silver, that can move heat or electricity through itself.
Many tools, car parts, and pieces of jewelry are made of metal.
 
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derivation: metallike (adj.)
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Metal is from an ancient Greek word that means "mine."
Word Builder: metal +
  • metalworker:
    a person who builds things from metal.
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