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ˈkrɪs tl ɪn, -ˌaɪn, -ˌincrys·talline

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. crystallineadjective

    consisting of or containing or of the nature of crystals

    "granite is crystalline"

  2. crystallineadjective

    distinctly or sharply outlined

    "crystalline sharpness of outline"- John Buchan

  3. crystalline, crystal clear, limpid, lucid, pellucid, transparentadjective

    transmitting light; able to be seen through with clarity

    "the cold crystalline water of melted snow"; "crystal clear skies"; "could see the sand on the bottom of the limpid pool"; "lucid air"; "a pellucid brook"; "transparent crystal"


  1. crystallineadjective

    of, relating to, or composed of crystals

  2. crystallineadjective

    having a regular three-dimensional molecular structure

  3. crystallineadjective

    resembling crystal in being clear and transparent

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Crystallineadjective

    Etymology: crystallinus, Latin.

    Mount eagle to my palace crystalline. William Shakespeare, Cymbeline.

    We provided ourselves with some small receivers, blown of crystalline glass. Robert Boyle, Spring of the Air.

    The clarifying of water is an experiment tending to the health; besides the pleasure of the eye, when water is crystalline. It is effected by casting in and placing pebbles at the head of the current, that the water may strain through them. Francis Bacon, Natural History, №. 7.

    He on the wings of cherub rode sublime
    On the crystalline sky, in saphir thron’d
    Illustrious far and wide. John Milton, Paradise Lost, b. vi.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Crystallineadjective

    consisting, or made, of crystal

  2. Crystallineadjective

    formed by crystallization; like crystal in texture

  3. Crystallineadjective

    imperfectly crystallized; as, granite is only crystalline, while quartz crystal is perfectly crystallized

  4. Crystallineadjective

    fig.: Resembling crystal; pure; transparent; pellucid

  5. Crystallinenoun

    a crystalline substance

  6. Crystallinenoun

    see Aniline

  7. Etymology: [L. crystallinus, from Gr. : cf. F. cristallin. See Crystal.]

Editors Contribution

  1. crystalline

    Of or relating to crystal.

    The crystalline surface was beautiful in the sunlight.

    Submitted by MaryC on January 18, 2020  

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  1. Crystalline

    transparent, like crystal.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of crystalline in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of crystalline in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of crystalline in a Sentence


    may ever in prosperity if life ever were in my favour, in my last dying will with a wish; may my bowls never empty. No matter what it is, whether it's a bowl of Ramen noodles or a bowl of meth or a bowl of Diamonds. May my bowls never empty in death -CRYSTALLINE DOLLMETH

  2. Glenn Gu:

    The (thin-film) technology may have some market potential but I don't expect it to replace crystalline silicon as the mainstay in the industry any time soon.

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