Tikibu: pronunciation dictionary with use examples

Word: plaster
IPA transcription: [pl'æstɚ]
Pronunciations of plaster
noun meaning of the word
  • Synonyms: plaster
    Meaning: a mixture of lime or gypsum with sand and water; hardens into a smooth solid; used to cover walls and ceilings
verb meaning of the word
  • Synonyms: plaster, plaster_over, stick_on
    Meaning: apply a heavy coat to
Usage examples
  • "He's gone to bed, and missis is putting him a plaster on his chest."
  • In a corner close by the plaster, they found the clothes Karl had worn.
  • A man in bed, with a plaster on his chest, was not likely to invite company to supper.
  • The lid was broken here and there, and had been carefully pasted together with scraps of plaster paper.
  • So he took a bottle from his pocket, and after they had had a glass apiece, he dropped a third in blots all over the plaster.
  • The first thing they did was to go to the cellar where the plaster mass lay, Karl carrying with him a great axe used for cleaving wood.
  • For colic, powdered horse's teeth, dung of swine, asses' kidneys, mice excretion made into a plaster, and other equally vile and unsavory compounds.
  • Its walls were loosely constructed and had lately been plastered throughout with a rough plaster, which the dampness of the atmosphere had prevented from hardening.
  • The hand of Death, hovering over the dolls, had singled out Flora, the articulations of whose sawdust body were seams and whose boots were painted on her calves of fibrous plaster.
  • Having procured mortar, sand, and hair with every possible precaution, I prepared a plaster which could not be distinguished from the old, and with this I very carefully went over the new brick-work.
0. Word pronunciation is derived from article recording The Dog (Goya), License CC BY-SA 4.0
1. Word pronunciation is derived from article recording Queen Victoria, License CC BY-SA 4.0
2. Word pronunciation is derived from article recording 1968 Illinois earthquake, License CC BY-SA 4.0