so·​da·​lite | \ ˈsō-də-ˌlīt How to pronounce sodalite (audio) \

Definition of sodalite

: a transparent to translucent mineral that consists of a silicate of sodium and aluminum with some chlorine, has a vitreous or greasy luster, and is found in various igneous rocks

Examples of sodalite in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Now, a year later, he is credited with the discovery of Yooperlites, fluorescent, sodalite-rich syenite rocks. Andrea Perez Balderrama, Detroit Free Press, "These UP rocks glow and a Michigan man is making a living from them," 1 July 2019 Like if you're stressed, try smudging lavender on a piece of sodalite, placing it on your third eye, and lying down for an hour. Rachel Jacoby Zoldan, SELF, "I Love Healing Crystals Even Though I Know They Don't Do Anything," 28 June 2017

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First Known Use of sodalite

1810, in the meaning defined above

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“Sodalite.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Oct. 2020.

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