Tikibu: pronunciation dictionary with use examples

Word: feldspar
IPA transcription: [f'ɛldsp,ɑɹ]
noun meaning of the word
  • Synonyms: feldspar, felspar
    Meaning: any of a group of hard crystalline minerals that consist of aluminum silicates of potassium or sodium or calcium or barium
Usage examples
  • Of this structure, called FOLIATION, we may distinguish two types,--a coarser feldspathic type, and a fine type in which other minerals than feldspar predominate.
  • Most of the broad summit is comparatively level and thick sown with crystals, quartz, mica, hornblende, feldspar, granite, zircon, tourmaline, etc., weathered out and strewn closely and loosely as if they had been sown broadcast.
  • Thus chemical reactions are greatly quickened; minerals are dissolved and redeposited in new positions, or their chemical constituents may recombine in new minerals, entirely changing the nature of the rock, as when, for example, feldspar recrystallizes as quartz and mica.