Definition of precious stone in English:

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precious stone

Pronunciation: /ˈpreSHəs stōn/


A highly attractive and valuable piece of mineral or rock, used especially in jewelry; a gemstone.
Example sentences
  • The range of geological subjects is wide: minerals, rocks, precious stones, and the means of working them.
  • Traders in Livingstone have been urged to start dealing in gemstones to sell the precious stones to the many tourists who visit the tourist capital.
  • Much of the jewellery is set with precious stones.

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Syllabification: pre·cious stone

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