quartz·​ite | \ ˈkwȯrt-ˌsīt How to pronounce quartzite (audio) \

Definition of quartzite

: a compact granular rock composed of quartz and derived from sandstone by metamorphism

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Other Words from quartzite

quartzitic \ kwȯrt-​ˈsi-​tik How to pronounce quartzite (audio) \ adjective

Examples of quartzite in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The island, which is topped with white quartzite, offers seating for four and houses the gas stove. Globe Staff, BostonGlobe.com, "Home of the Week: A condo where you can park your car — and your inner child," 22 Jan. 2021 The house’s original kitchen became a bar and pantry space, with a wine fridge, glass-front custom cabinets by Jackson Cabinetry and coordinating Nero leathered quartzite counters. Sarah Bonnette | Contributing Writer, NOLA.com, "Floor-to-ceiling windows let the Indoors and outdoors merge in a sleek Covington renovation," 30 Dec. 2020 The kitchen is equipped with Wolf, Sub-Zero and Bosch appliances and quartzite countertops. Dallas News, "Firm: Buy your next home before the year ends," 15 Nov. 2020 The kitchen features Alpine White quartzite countertops, custom cabinets and top-of-the-line appliances, as well as a butler’s kitchen. Robyn A. Friedman, sun-sentinel.com, "Gables Estates mansion features walls of glass for $49.9 million | Photos," 5 Nov. 2020 The white quartzite slab in the kitchen extends from a work island to an eating table in a smooth sweep 15 feet long and 3 inches thick. Judy Rose, Detroit Free Press, "$2.4M Birmingham super condo has been redone from the drywall out," 17 Oct. 2020 For the countertops, the couple chose Glacial quartzite with rose veining. Kelsey Murrietta, The Arizona Republic, "Scottsdale family updates midcentury home with a nod to its roots. Take a look," 9 Oct. 2020 Custom rift cut oak cabinetry in a natural finish can be found throughout the home, as well as quartzite and marble countertops, floating vanity mirrors and large closets with built-ins. Dallas News, "Riseman Development Company highlights Midway Hollow home in Dallas," 9 Aug. 2020 The open floor plan home has four bedrooms, 4½ bathrooms and comes with contemporary design features that include a linear fireplace, natural quartzite counters and reclaimed white oak flooring. Ebony Day, The Arizona Republic, "Scottsdale DC Ranch hillside mansion sells for more than $6M," 8 Sep. 2020

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First Known Use of quartzite

1823, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for quartzite

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The first known use of quartzite was in 1823

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27 Jan 2021

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“Quartzite.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/quartzite. Accessed 7 Mar. 2021.

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