Definition of amalgam
1 : a mixture of different elements an amalgam of musical forms The crowd was an amalgam of young and old.
2 : an alloy of mercury with another metal that is solid or liquid at room temperature according to the proportion of mercury present and is used especially in making tooth cements
Examples of amalgam in a Sentence
a church that is an amalgam of traditional and modern architectural styles
Recent Examples of amalgam from the Web
The music of the giddily inventive William Brittelle, the Nelson Riddle of the young Brooklyn set, is a synthetically overripe amalgam of minimalism, rock, electronica, and lush orchestral studio tracks—the sonic equivalent of new-car smell.
He was first heard on Atlanta radio on what was then known as Grown Folks 102.5, which was an interesting amalgam of R&B and talk.
The skills needed to do this are an interesting amalgam of being direct and showing patience.
At issue are the full-body, head-covering garments worn in the water by some Muslim women, which have been nicknamed burkinis, an amalgam of burqa and bikini.
The dilapidated amalgam of leaking roofs and nesting pigeons in Queens can sometimes feel like the set of a zombie flick, and it's consistently ranked as one of the country's worst airports in our Readers' Choice Awards.
But what stood out the most was the smock silhouette, an amalgam of an oversized sweatshirt and shirt jacket, with a large mock neck and two patch pockets on the front.
About a third of them are in Pluto-like orbits, and all of them appear to be, like Pluto, amalgams of ice and rock.
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Origin and Etymology of amalgam
Middle English amalgame, from Middle French, from Medieval Latin amalgama
First Known Use: 15th century
AMALGAM Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of amalgam for English Language Learners
: a combination or mixture of different things
: a mixture of mercury and other metals used for filling holes in teeth
Medical Definition of amalgam
: an alloy of mercury with another metal that is solid or liquid at room temperature according to the proportion of mercury present and is used especially in making tooth cements
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