Definition of argil in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈärj(ə)l/


Clay, especially potter’s clay.
Example sentences
  • The ancient provinces of Burgundy, Champagne, Flanders and the Isle of France abound in argil, which the inhabitants convert into bricks and tiles.
  • Argil is of great utility, as forming the basis of many manufactures, such as brick, porcelain, and earthenware.
  • Veins of argil and bole are often found in granite.


Late 17th century: from Old French argille, from Latin argilla 'clay'.

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Syllabification: ar·gil

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