Definition of ebonite in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈebəˌnīt/


Another term for vulcanite.
Example sentences
  • The first synthetic material to be used in flute-making was ebonite, also known as vulcanite.
  • Rotary furnaces can use any carbon source such as coal, coke, or ebonite as reducing agent, and they can use a variety of fuels, such as oil, coal, or gas.
  • All flutes, for example, whether they are made of glass, ivory, ebonite, or metal, or whether they have a duct, are classified as 421.


Mid 19th century: from ebony+ -ite1.

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Syllabification: eb·on·ite

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