Definition of granolithic in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˌɡranə(ʊ)ˈlɪθɪk/


1(Of concrete) containing fine granite chippings or crushed granite, used to render floors and surfaces.
Example sentences
  • The model proper is made in granolithic concrete directly in the mould.
  • Classified index to advertisements, from granolithic paving manufacturers to monumental masons.
  • This eliminated the need for a granolithic layer and could be used to repair existing floors.
1.1(Of a floor or surface) rendered with granolithic concrete.
Example sentences
  • Floors may be either granolithic or concrete finished with quarry tiles or terracotta and laid with non-slip tracks.
  • From the main entrance, winding its way across the park to Pleasant Street is a granolithic flagged walk eight feet wide and sixteen hundred feet long.
  • A large and expensively fitted skating rink is being erected by a leading architect, with granolithic floors and every modern improvement.


[mass noun]
Granolithic concrete or rendering.
Example sentences
  • Granolithic mortar is really a fine-grade concrete.
  • Experiments have proven that use of granolithic concrete is cost efficient and effectively reduces erosion by abrasion of the top layer.


Late 19th century: from grano- (irregular combining form from Latin granum 'grain') + Greek lithos 'stone' + -ic.

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