Definition of soapstone in English:


Syllabification: soap·stone
Pronunciation: /ˈsōpˌstōn


  • A soft rock consisting largely of talc. Compare with steatite.
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    • Production procedures across granite, marble, sandstone and soapstone, along with case studies complete the picture.
    • Besides seeing a shift in subject matter, she said many Inuit carvers now experiment with different media, going beyond soapstone with works of limestone, silver, ebony or copper.
    • New surfaces are made from chemical compounds and are designed to mimic granite, limestone, marble, slate, or soapstone.

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