Synonyms for crystal

Grammar : Adj
Spell : kris-tl
Phonetic Transcription : ˈkrɪs tl

Définition of crystal

Origin :
  • Old English cristal "clear ice, clear mineral," from Old French cristal (12c., Modern French crystal), from Latin crystallus "crystal, ice," from Greek krystallos, from kryos "frost," from PIE root *kru(s)- "hard, hard outer surface" (see crust). Spelling adopted the Latin form 15c.-17c. The mineral has been so-called since Old English; it was regarded by the ancients as a sort of fossilized ice. As a shortened form of crystal-glass it dates from 1590s. As an adjective, from late 14c.
  • adj clear, transparent
Example sentences :
  • A stream of water, pure as crystal, flowed along the path, from the summit to the base.
  • Extract from : « Philothea » by Lydia Maria Child
  • This crystal pallor or a flushed joy—in one of the two she was most beautiful.
  • Extract from : « Way of the Lawless » by Max Brand
  • It was built in a perfect oval, and lighted from a crystal dome above.
  • Extract from : « Tanglewood Tales » by Nathaniel Hawthorne
  • Where it says, you know, "And he showed me a pure river of water, clear as crystal."
  • Extract from : « Tip Lewis and His Lamp » by Pansy
  • He strained his ears to listen, but the crystal was pretty much sound-proof.
  • Extract from : « Slaves of Mercury » by Nat Schachner
  • On all sides, like crystal ghosts, the Earthmen rose to their feet.
  • Extract from : « Slaves of Mercury » by Nat Schachner
  • The sky was already a pale blue and of the clearness of crystal.
  • Extract from : « Alexander's Bridge and The Barrel Organ » by Willa Cather and Alfred Noyes
  • And light and pure as crystal the distant tolling of a bell rose from the plain.
  • Extract from : « The Fortune of the Rougons » by Emile Zola
  • "Go to the crystal tube in the laboratory beyond," he said at last.
  • Extract from : « The Heads of Apex » by Francis Flagg
  • That look was like the bite of acid that reveals the structure of crystal in metals.
  • Extract from : « The Martian Cabal » by Roman Frederick Starzl

Antonyms for crystal

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