onyx

noun
on·​yx | \ ˈä-niks \

Definition of onyx

: a translucent chalcedony in parallel layers of different colors

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If that's not luxurious enough, the east wing is complete with his and her bathing suites with coordinating onyx and marble features. Sara Rodrigues, House Beautiful, "This NYC Apartment Features Stunning Views Of Central Park For $39.5 Million," 30 Dec. 2018 In Paris, Kelela took a moment to show off a tower of coiffured coils juxtaposed by a section shaved bare, as DJ Venus X did with braids with beads—and a flick of onyx eyeliner. Calin Van Paris, Vogue, "The 10 Best Beauty Instagrams: Emily Ratajkowski Wins the Cat-Eye Competition (and More!)," 30 Sep. 2018 The necklace hits the market in February and is availble in two different styles: onyx and seabreeze. Lauren Alexis Fisher, Harper's BAZAAR, "The Newest Fashion Tech for 2015," 7 Jan. 2015 Roughly 2,000 square feet, the master suite has two bathrooms—one clad in onyx, the other in marble—two dressing rooms, a private office and a sitting room. Katherine Clarke, WSJ, "‘Crazy Rich Asians’ Producer Asks $39.5 Million for Manhattan One-Bedroom," 19 Dec. 2018 According to @dakotajohnsonscloset, the actress accessorized the look with a pair of Panthère de Cartier 18ct white-gold, diamond, onyx and emerald earrings which will set you back a cool $13,700. Amy Mackelden, Harper's BAZAAR, "Dakota Johnson Looks Exactly Like Cinderella in This Intricate Gucci Gown," 9 Dec. 2018 Called the Round House, the 5,814 square-foot design is shaped like a half-circle for the most part and incorporates elements of stone, wood and glass alongside onyx terrazzo and brass inlaid concrete floors. Alex Bazeley, Curbed, "This eclectic, circular midcentury house could be yours for $1.7M," 16 Aug. 2018 The glass access panels and monitors and all the vestiges of our digital hubs and nodes are dark like onyx plates in the walls. Smith Henderson, Popular Mechanics, "Olympia," 20 Nov. 2017 Red Rock Casino, Resort & Spa This hotel channels all the glamour of old Vegas, with backlit onyx, tinted glass and thousands of Swarovski crystals reminiscent of classics like the Desert Inn. Andrea Bennett, Condé Nast Traveler, "3 Best Day Trips from Las Vegas," 5 Mar. 2018

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First Known Use of onyx

14th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for onyx

Middle English oniche, onyx, from Anglo-French & Latin; Anglo-French, from Latin onych-, onyx, from Greek, literally, claw, nail — more at nail

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onyx

noun

English Language Learners Definition of onyx

: a kind of stone that has straight lines of usually white and black or white and brown and that is used especially in jewelry

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