Share this entry

Share this page


División en sílabas: leu·cite
Pronunciación: /ˈlo͞oˌsīt

Definición de leucite en inglés:


A gray or white potassium aluminosilicate, typically found in alkali volcanic rocks.
Example sentences
  • The three commonest feldspathoids are leucite, nepheline, and sodalite.
  • Additionally, lamproites may contain leucite, richterite, sanidine, and occasionally nepheline, whereas kimberlites do not.
  • Familiar examples include nepheline, leucite, and members of the sodalite and cancrinite groups.



Pronunciación: /lo͞oˈsitik/
Example sentences
  • Williams describes leucitic dike rocks in which ‘pseudoleucite’ is a most important constituent.
  • The river was not visible from the hill; and in order to see it I was obliged to descend into the deep channel which it had dug out of the soft tufaceous and leucitic lava.

Definición de leucite en:

Share this entry

Share this page


¿Qué te llama la atención de esta palabra o frase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.

Obtenga más de Oxford Dictionaries

Suscribirse para eliminar anuncios y acceder a los recursos premium

Palabra del día tenebrous
Pronunciación: ˈtɛnɪbrəs
dark; shadowy or obscure