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cubic zirconia

Syllabification: cu·bic zir·co·ni·a

Definition of cubic zirconia in English:


A colorless form of zirconia that is very similar to diamond in refractivity and appearance.
Example sentences
  • The magazine advertised a limited edition cubic zirconia butterfly necklace, with the proceeds benefiting California Wildfire ReLeaf.
  • Get her a one hundred percent genuine tetrahedric zirconia - for when cubic zirconias don't make you look quite as cheap as you know you are!
  • To be fair, Pollard clearly strives to craft perfect pop songs, but is simply too restless or careless to separate the diamonds from the cubic zirconias.

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