anthracite

noun
an·​thra·​cite | \ ˈan(t)-thrə-ˌsīt How to pronounce anthracite (audio) \

Definition of anthracite

: a hard natural coal of high luster differing from bituminous coal in containing little volatile matter and in burning very cleanly

called also hard coal

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Other Words from anthracite

anthracitic \ ˌan(t)-​thrə-​ˈsi-​tik How to pronounce anthracitic (audio) \ adjective

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Midnight Monochrome Go bold with an all-black aesthetic via the KUNGSBACKA doors in anthracite, the BOSJÖN faucet, the HÄLLVIKEN quartz composite sink quartz composite sink, and the SÄLJAN black marble effect countertops. Jessica Dailey, Good Housekeeping, "Your Style," 11 Feb. 2019 Designed by Montreal studio Thellend Fortin Architects, the Long Horizontals house is conceived as a series of boxy volumes that form grayscale Tetris blocks made of glass and anthracite gray wood. Liz Stinson, Curbed, "Super modern ski chalet is a wintertime dream," 29 Nov. 2018 According to the press release, the CUVolution is a bright orange camper trimmed in a matte anthracite color created to look like carbon fiber. Megan Barber, Curbed, "Camper vans get a race car makeover," 17 Aug. 2018 And Wheelabrator, a cogeneration plant powered by waste coal from long-defunct anthracite mines, would lose a $700,000 contract to provide steam to heat the prison. Samantha Melamed, Philly.com, "Can the rural prison economy survive the era of decarceration?," 7 June 2018 Its winches could send 800-pound bags of anthracite along cables. Tim Prudente, Washington Post, "Baltimore-bound USS Cyclops vanished 100 years ago. Its fate remains a mystery.," 15 Mar. 2018 Its winches could send 800-pound bags of anthracite along cables. Tim Prudente, Washington Post, "Baltimore-bound USS Cyclops vanished 100 years ago. Its fate remains a mystery.," 15 Mar. 2018 Its winches could send 800-pound bags of anthracite along cables. Tim Prudente, Washington Post, "Baltimore-bound USS Cyclops vanished 100 years ago. Its fate remains a mystery.," 15 Mar. 2018 Its winches could send 800-pound bags of anthracite along cables. Tim Prudente, Washington Post, "Baltimore-bound USS Cyclops vanished 100 years ago. Its fate remains a mystery.," 15 Mar. 2018

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First Known Use of anthracite

1797, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for anthracite

Greek anthrakitis, from anthrak-, anthrax coal

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anthracite

noun

English Language Learners Definition of anthracite

: a hard type of coal that burns slowly without much smoke or flame

anthracite

noun
an·​thra·​cite | \ ˈan-thrə-ˌsīt How to pronounce anthracite (audio) \

Kids Definition of anthracite

: a hard glossy coal that burns without much smoke

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