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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [fel-sik]
    • /ˈfɛl sɪk/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [fel-sik]
    • /ˈfɛl sɪk/

Definitions of felsic word

  • adjective felsic (of rocks) consisting chiefly of feldspars, feldspathoids, quartz, and other light-colored minerals. 1
  • noun felsic (mineralogy) Enriched in the lighter elements such as silicon, oxygen, aluminium, sodium, and potassium. 1
  • adjective felsic (of minerals) predominantly composed of feldspars or silicates 0
  • noun felsic A rock with such properties. 0

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Origin of felsic

First appearance:

before 1910
One of the 15% newest English words
First recorded in 1910-15; fel(dspar) + s(ilica) + -ic

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felsic popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 73% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
This word is included in each student's vocabulary. Most likely there is at least one movie with this word in the title.

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