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Rubik's Cube

Syllabification: Ru·bik's Cube
Pronunciation: /ˈro͞obiks ˌkyo͞ob
 
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Definition of Rubik's Cube in English:

noun

trademark
A puzzle in the form of a plastic cube covered with multicolored squares, which the player attempts to twist and turn so that all the squares on each face are of the same color.
Example sentences
  • But lovers of kaleidoscopes, Rubik's cubes, and jigsaw and other puzzles should have a field day.
  • The Rubik's cube was simply a puzzle whose original intentions mystified him, and he could not fathom the purpose for which it was designed.
  • It's been a while since I played with a Rubik's cube.

Origin

1980s: named after Erno Rubik (born 1944), its Hungarian inventor.

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