alabasternoun [ U ]uk /ˌæl.əˈbæs.tər/ us /ˈæl.ə.bæs.tɚ/
Examples from literature
- Conscious of nothing but her grief, motionless, and blinded by her tears, she looked like a weeping statue of alabaster.
- In the middle of the lower court there was a stately fountain of fair alabaster.
- She could blanch to the whiteness of alabaster.
- The cliffs that border the foreshore are strikingly coloured and are veined with alabaster.
- The whole of the frieze is of alabaster, while the architrave and cornice are of black marble.