Translation of "crystal" - English-Mandarin Chinese dictionary

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uk /ˈkrɪs.təl/ us /ˈkrɪs.təl/

crystal noun (GLASS)

C2 [ U ] transparent glass of very high quality, usually with its surface cut into delicate patterns

a crystal vase 水晶玻璃花瓶

[ C ] US a transparent glass or plastic cover for a watch or clock


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crystal noun (MINERAL)

[ C ] a piece of a substance that has become solid, with a regular shape

When sea water is allowed to evaporate, salt crystals are deposited. 海水蒸发后,盐的结晶体就沉淀下来。
Cirrus clouds are composed of ice crystals. 卷云是由冰的结晶体构成的。

[ C or U ] clear, transparent rock that is used in jewellery, or a piece of this

a pair of crystal earrings 一对水晶耳环


(Translation of “crystal” from the Cambridge English-Chinese (Simplified) Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)