how to pronounce basalt


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basalt is pronounced in two syllables

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An example use of basalt in a speech by a native speaker of american english:

“… pocked surface of the basalt rocks and …”

meanings of basalt


  1. A hard mafic igneous rock of varied mineral content; volcanic in origin, which makes up much of the Earth's oceanic crust.
  2. A type of unglazed pottery.


  1. A city and town in Idaho.
  2. A town in Colorado.

basalt frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word basalt occurs in english on average 0.4 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C2+ level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

topics basalt can be related to

it is hard to perfectly classify words into specific topics since each word can have many context of its use, but our machine-learning models believe that basalt can be often used in the following areas:

1) life, nature, and living environment;

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