Tikibu: pronunciation dictionary with use examples

Word: bituminous
IPA transcription: [bɪt'umənəs]
adverb meaning of the word
  • Synonyms: bituminous
    Meaning: resembling or containing bitumen; "bituminous coal"
Usage examples
  • Thus, next to a dike, bituminous coal may be baked to coke or anthracite, and chalk and limestone to crystalline marble.
  • These roads were from twenty to twenty-five feet wide, were macadamized with pulverized stone mixed with lime and bituminous cement, and were walled in by strong walls "more than a fathom in thickness." In many places these roads were cut for leagues through the rock; great ravines were filled up with solid masonry; rivers were crossed by suspension bridges, used here ages before their introduction into Europe.