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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [oh-uh-lahyt]
    • /ˈoʊ əˌlaɪt/
    • /ˈəʊə.laɪt/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [oh-uh-lahyt]
    • /ˈoʊ əˌlaɪt/

Definitions of oolite word

  • noun oolite a limestone composed of minute rounded concretions resembling fish roe, in some places altered to ironstone by replacement with iron oxide. 1
  • noun oolite Limestone consisting of a mass of rounded grains (ooliths) made up of concentric layers. 1
  • noun oolite any sedimentary rock, esp limestone, consisting of tiny spherical concentric grains within a fine matrix 0
  • noun oolite a tiny, spherical or ellipsoid particle with concentric layers, usually of calcium carbonate, formed in wave-agitated sea waters 0
  • noun oolite a rock composed chiefly of oolites 0

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Origin of oolite

First appearance:

before 1775
One of the 45% newest English words
1775-85; (< French oölithe) < New Latin oölithēs. See oo-, -lite

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Parts of speech for Oolite


oolite popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 75% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
According to our data about 54% 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.

oolite usage trend in Literature

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