Definition of Vulcanian in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˌvəlˈkānēən/


1Associated with the god Vulcan.
1.1 (also vulcanian) Associated with metalworking or metallurgy.
2 (also vulcanian) Geology Relating to or denoting a type of volcanic eruption marked by periodic explosive events.
Early 20th century: from Vulcano, the name of a volcano in the Lipari Islands, Italy, + -ian
Example sentences
  • Santiaguito, which formed 20 years after the major eruption of Santa María Volcano in 1902, has had virtually constant explosive Vulcanian eruptions that can be easily observed from a distance of only 1 km.
  • The August-September 2003 small Vulcanian eruption of Nevados de Chillán volcano has been the first eruption since 1986.
  • After a week of intense Vulcanian activity, Shiveluch's activity has decreased again on 28 December 2006, but new explosions can be expected any time.

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Syllabification: Vul·ca·ni·an

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