Dictionary definitions and meanings of the word clay

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This post talks about the dictionary definition and meanings of the English word clay. phonetic, phonetics, origin, meanings


Phonetic

kleɪ


Phonetics

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Origin of the word

Old English clǣg, of West Germanic origin; related to Dutch klei, also to cleave2 and climb.


Meanings

Part Of speech

noun

Definition

a stiff, sticky fine-grained earth that can be moulded when wet, and is dried and baked to make bricks, pottery, and ceramics.

Example

the soil is mainly clay

Synonyms

earth,terracotta,gault,catlinite,pipeclay,pipestone,argil,china clay,kaolin,adobe,ball clay,bole,pug,slip,barbotine,fireclay


Definition

a European moth with yellowish-brown wings.

Example

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