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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [aj-uh-lair-ee-uh]
    • /ˌædʒ əˈlɛər i ə/
    • /ˈadjʊlˈeəriə/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [aj-uh-lair-ee-uh]
    • /ˌædʒ əˈlɛər i ə/

Definitions of adularia word

  • noun adularia a white or colourless glassy variety of orthoclase in the form of prismatic crystals. It occurs in metamorphic rocks and is a minor gemstone. Formula: KAlSi3O8 3
  • noun adularia a transparent or translucent variety of orthoclase 3
  • noun adularia a sometimes opalescent variety of orthoclase formed at a low temperature. 1
  • noun adularia A variety of orthoclase feldspar found as colorless to white prismatic crystals in cavities in metamorphic rocks. Some specimens reflect a bluish sheen along crystal faces. This phenomenon is called adularescence, and adularia with this property is called moonstone. (See sanidine). 0

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Origin of adularia

First appearance:

before 1790
One of the 43% newest English words
1790-1800; < Italian < French adulaire, named after Adula a mountain group in Switzerland; see -ary

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adularia popularity

A pretty common term. Usually people know it’s meaning, but prefer to use a more spread out synonym. About 62% of English native speakers know the meaning and use word.
According to our data about 75% of words is more used. This is a rare but used term. It occurs in the pages of specialized literature and in the speech of educated people.

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