Meaning of CRYSTAL in English

CRYSTAL

transcription, транскрипция: [ krɪst(ə)l ]

( crystals)

Frequency: The word is one of the 3000 most common words in English.

1.

A crystal is a small piece of a substance that has formed naturally into a regular symmetrical shape.

...salt crystals.

...a single crystal of silicon.

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see also liquid crystal , liquid crystal display

2.

Crystal is a transparent rock that is used to make jewellery and ornaments.

...a strand of crystal beads.

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3.

Crystal is a high quality glass, usually with patterns cut into its surface.

Some of the finest drinking glasses are made from lead crystal.

...crystal glasses.

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4.

Glasses and other containers made of crystal are referred to as crystal .

Get out your best china and crystal.

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