Diamond - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ˈdaɪəmənd|  American pronunciation of the word diamond
Brit.  |ˈdʌɪ(ə)mənd|  British pronunciation of the word diamond

noun

- a transparent piece of diamond that has been cut and polished and is valued as a precious gem
- very hard native crystalline carbon valued as a gem (syn: adamant)
- a parallelogram with four equal sides; an oblique-angled equilateral parallelogram (syn: rhomb, rhombus)
- a playing card in the minor suit that has one or more red rhombuses on it
- the area of a baseball field that is enclosed by 3 bases and home plate (syn: infield)
- the baseball playing field

Examples

a necklace studded with diamonds and rubies

The ruby was surrounded by a ring of diamond.

The children cut the fabric into diamonds.

one heart, two diamonds, and two clubs

He played the queen of diamonds.

the celebration of Queen Victoria's diamond jubilee in 1897

The grass is covered with minute diamonds of white frost.

Cut the cookie dough into diamonds.

The tears rolled over the long lashes, and diamonded her cheek. (A. James)

He presented the queen with a diamond necklace.

A diamond's worth is determined partly by its cut and clarity.

...the diamond cutter set out an array of brilliants to show the various ways the diamond could be cut...

That diamond is one of world's largest jewels.

...the brilliancy of the diamond is shown to good effect by the museum's lighting...

...I took a clandestine peek at the price tag on the diamond necklace....

Word forms

noun
singular: diamond
plural: diamonds
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