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precious metals

Syllabification: pre·cious met·als

Definition of precious metals in English:

plural noun

Gold, silver, and platinum.
Example sentences
  • Prominent among them has been a sharp rise in the price of gold and in other precious metals such as platinum.
  • Palladium is generally alloyed with other precious metals, such as gold and silver, as well as with copper.
  • In times of crisis, people have a tendency to turn to cash or precious metals like gold.

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