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

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 kitchen has quartzite countertops and more Italian porcelain, continued in the flooring, as well as Miele appliances. Hannah Selinger, WSJ, 4 May 2022 The kitchen is dominated by a semi-circular island topped with a gold-flecked quartzite. Richard A. Marini, San Antonio Express-News, 9 Feb. 2022 The structures here are made of rounded river rock, quartzite and desert sand, with plenty of access to natural light. Susan Glaser, cleveland, 10 Mar. 2022 The kitchen, which comes with green marble quartzite counters, flows into the living space, which features doors on both sides that allow access to both the outdoor pool and spa area in addition to an oversized patio. Abigail Adams, PEOPLE.com, 28 Jan. 2022 Give your kitchen a brighter look with new white or light, neutral quartzite countertops or porcelain countertops, which have been trending for the past year or more. Mia Taylor, Better Homes & Gardens, 11 Jan. 2022 Like granite, quartzite should be resealed annually to maintain its nonporous surface. Jessica Bennett, Better Homes & Gardens, 29 Nov. 2021 The floors are a mixture of deep green Brazilian avocado quartzite, interspersed with sections of cement in irregular shapes, evoking a nautical flag. New York Times, 22 Sep. 2021 The Namibian Sky quartzite countertop was the starting point for the room’s palette and informed the custom blue paint of the island. BostonGlobe.com, 13 Aug. 2021 See More

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First Known Use of quartzite

1823, in the meaning defined above

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15 May 2022

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“Quartzite.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/quartzite. Accessed 16 May. 2022.

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