: quartz that is transparent or nearly so and that is either colorless or only slightly tinged
: something resembling crystal in transparency and colorlessness
: a body that is formed by the solidification of a chemical element, a compound, or a mixture and has a regularly repeating internal arrangement of its atoms and often external plane faces
: a clear colorless glass of superior quality
also : objects or ware of such glass
: the glass or transparent plastic cover over a watch or clock dial
: a crystalline material used in electronics as a frequency-determining element or for rectification
Noun the crystal structure of minerals a necklace made of crystal Some of the crystals used in the necklace are a pale pink color. The wine glasses are made of the finest crystal. She inherited her mother's crystal. Adjective an unspoiled region with majestic mountains and crystal streams See More
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NounThe exception is basements that get below 40 degrees Fahrenheit, since the 50-pint Frigidaire lacks a frost control sensor, a feature found on other dehumidifiers that automatically shuts the unit off whenever ice crystals starts to form on its coils. —Dan Diclerico, goodhousekeeping.com, 18 May 2023 Magical items include antiques, bones, candles, crystals, incense, jewelry, oils, oracle and tarot decks, pendulums, potions and sage. —Charles Infosino, The Enquirer, 10 May 2023 Faith Pinho: And Paulina introduced Amber to crystals. —The Foretold Team, Los Angeles Times, 9 May 2023 Inside the surfaces of the tables sat detector plates filled with gel and silver bromide crystals that would, over time, react with the muons and build up a muographic negative of the above tombs. —Matt Hrodey, Discover Magazine, 9 May 2023 Her accessories included royal-blue Aquazzura heels, jewelry which previously belonged to Queen Elizabeth II and Princess Diana, and a Jess Collett x Alexander McQueen headpiece with silver bullion, crystal, and a silver threaded three-dimensional leaf embroidery. —Quinci Legardye, Harper's BAZAAR, 8 May 2023 The Jess Collett x Alexander McQueen topper featured silver bullion, crystal and silver thread work with three-dimensional leaf embroidery — and a mini version was made for Princess Charlotte! —Cara Lynn Shultz, Peoplemag, 8 May 2023 Kate added sparkle to Saturday's look with a show-stopping headpiece featuring three-dimensional leaves made of silver bullion, crystal and silver thread by Jess Collett x Alexander McQueen. —Morgan Hines, USA TODAY, 6 May 2023 Along with a more durable sapphire crystal glass cover, the Galaxy Watch 5 offers a few extra capabilities over the Galaxy Watch 4, including the ability to measure body temp and analyze body composition data. —Sheena Vasani, The Verge, 25 Apr. 2023
AdjectiveBut technology moved on, and the silky smooth sound of FM radio and then the crystal digital clarity of streaming stations and podcasts narrowed AM’s hold on the American imagination. —Marc Fisher, Anchorage Daily News, 14 May 2023 Credit: Leon Neal/Pool/AP Kate and Charlotte's subtler, floral design, bedecked with crystal flowers, gave a nod to King Charles' longstanding commitment to protecting the natural environment. —CNN, 7 May 2023 The material then switched into a crystal material that continued down the skirt. —Adrianna Freedman, Good Housekeeping, 21 Apr. 2023 The second product is this crystal figurine collectible, which expertly captures the Hulk’s signature muscles and imposing presence with intricate details cut from 578 facets. —Anna Tingley, Variety, 11 Apr. 2023 With breezy palm trees, crystal blue water, and year-round sunshine, Hawaii is a dream to live in. —Nicol Natale, Peoplemag, 7 Mar. 2023 In her first post, Lizzo soaks up the sun while lounging on a white sand beach as crystal blue waves splash behind her. —Chelsey Sanchez, Harper's BAZAAR, 27 Mar. 2023 Make Zamboanga your home base with a room at the Residencia Suites Hotel. Crane Beach, Barbados The Crane Resort, originally built in 1887, overlooks this Barbados beach and its crystal-blue waters. —Steven Casale, Travel + Leisure, 3 Apr. 2023 The bottles have a crystal cap with emeralds and rubies around it. —Prarthana Prakash, Fortune, 11 Mar. 2023 See More
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