so·​da·​lite ˈsō-də-ˌlīt How to pronounce sodalite (audio)
: 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 This set includes three stones: green aventurine for opportunity, luck, and motivation; sodalite for confidence, communication, and self-acceptance; and citrine for success, abundance, and good fortune. L. Daniela Alvarez, Better Homes & Gardens, 24 Aug. 2023 The $550,000 chiming minute repeater comes in an 18k yellow gold case on an integrated gold bracelet with one of two dials: gray obsidian or blue sodalite. Victoria Gomelsky, Robb Report, 27 Mar. 2023 The manufacturers guarantee that each roller is made with 100 percent genuine blue sodalite crystal. Lauren Manaker, Health, 27 Mar. 2023 Now, a year later, he is credited with the discovery of Yooperlites, fluorescent, sodalite-rich syenite rocks. Andrea Perez Balderrama, Detroit Free Press, 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, 28 June 2017

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Word History



First Known Use

1810, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of sodalite was in 1810

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“Sodalite.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 13 Jun. 2024.

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