soapstone

noun soap·stone \ ˈsōp-ˌstōn \
Updated on: 16 Nov 2017

Definition of soapstone

:a soft stone having a soapy feel and composed essentially of talc, chlorite, and often some magnetite

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First Known Use of soapstone

circa 1681


SOAPSTONE Defined for English Language Learners

soapstone

noun

Definition of soapstone for English Language Learners

  • : a type of soft stone that feels like soap


SOAPSTONE Defined for Kids

soapstone

noun soap·stone \ ˈsōp-ˌstōn \

Definition of soapstone for Students

:a soft stone that has a soapy or greasy feeling

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