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opal

Saltos de línea: opal
Pronunciación: /ˈəʊp(ə)l
 
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Definición de opal en inglés:

sustantivo

A gemstone consisting of a quartz-like form of hydrated silica, typically semi-transparent and showing many small points of shifting colour against a pale or dark ground: a large opal [as modifier]: an opal ring
Más ejemplos en oraciones
  • The traditional kundan work has also been embellished with semi-precious and precious stones and beads such as tourmalines, tanzanites, opals, aquamarine and peridots.
  • Diamonds and opals and onyx sat in lumps in the sparkling coloured windows.
  • In a blinding flash the diamond, moonstone, opal, ruby and sapphire were molded together, inseparable, forever.

Origen

late 16th century: from French opale or Latin opalus, probably based on Sanskrit upala 'precious stone' (having been first brought from India).

Words that rhyme with opal

Constantinople, copal, nopal, Opel

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