Granite - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ˈɡrænɪt|  American pronunciation of the word granite
Brit.  |ˈɡranɪt|  British pronunciation of the word granite

noun

- plutonic igneous rock having visibly crystalline texture; generally composed of feldspar and mica and quartz
- something having the quality of granite (unyielding firmness)

a man of granite

Examples

...had the granite to see the project out to the end...

The Granite City

...a cyclopean granite statue that the dictator himself had commissioned...

...claimed that granite has so many excellencies as material for countertops that it is well worth the high price...

...a white granite boulder begirt with a band of dark gray...

the perdurable granite of the ancient Appalachian spine of the continent

the granite overlies the older rocks

he needed a piece of granite

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