crystal Definition

  • 1a piece of a homogeneous solid substance having a natural geometrically regular form with symmetrically arranged plane faces
  • 2a clear, transparent mineral or glass resembling ice

Using crystal: Examples

Take a moment to familiarize yourself with how "crystal" can be used in various situations through the following examples!

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    The chandelier was made of crystal.

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    She collected crystals and gemstones.

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    The snowflakes were like tiny crystals.

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    The crystal vase was a family heirloom.

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    The crystal-clear water was perfect for swimming.

crystal Synonyms and Antonyms

Synonyms for crystal

Phrases with crystal

  • a glass or crystal sphere used in fortune-telling, typically by clairvoyants


    The fortune-teller gazed into her crystal ball to see the future.

  • completely clear and transparent


    The instructions were crystal clear and easy to follow.

  • a highly addictive drug that is smoked, snorted, or injected


    Crystal meth is a dangerous and illegal drug.


Summary: crystal in Brief

A 'crystal' [ˈkrɪstl] is a solid substance with a regular geometric form and symmetrically arranged plane faces. It can refer to a clear, transparent mineral or glass resembling ice, as well as to objects made from it, such as chandeliers and vases. The phrase 'crystal clear' means completely clear and transparent, while 'crystal meth' refers to a highly addictive drug.

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