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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [wak-uh]
    • /ˈwæk ə/
    • /wˈakɪ/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [wak-uh]
    • /ˈwæk ə/

Definitions of wacke word

  • noun wacke a poorly sorted sandstone containing fragments of rock and minerals in a clayey matrix. 1
  • noun wacke A sandstone of which the mud matrix in which the grains are embedded amounts to between 15 and 75 percent of the mass. 1
  • noun wacke any of various soft earthy rocks that resemble or are derived from basaltic rocks 0
  • noun wacke (geology) A soft, earthy, dark-coloured rock or clay derived from the alteration of basalt. 0

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Origin of wacke

First appearance:

before 1795
One of the 43% newest English words
1795-1805; < German: a kind of stone

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Parts of speech for Wacke


wacke 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.
According to our data about 74% 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.

wacke usage trend in Literature

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Synonyms for wacke

noun wacke

  • brick — Bricks are rectangular blocks of baked clay used for building walls, which are usually red or brown. Brick is the material made up of these blocks.
  • earth — (often initial capital letter) the planet third in order from the sun, having an equatorial diameter of 7926 miles (12,755 km) and a polar diameter of 7900 miles (12,714 km), a mean distance from the sun of 92.9 million miles (149.6 million km), and a period of revolution of 365.26 days, and having one satellite.
  • mud — wet, soft earth or earthy matter, as on the ground after rain, at the bottom of a pond, or along the banks of a river; mire.
  • adobe — Adobe is a mixture of mud and straw that is dried into bricks in the sun and used for building, especially in hot countries.
  • argil — clay, esp potters' clay

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