carbuncle Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

Meaning of “carbuncle” in the English Dictionary

"carbuncle" in British English

See all translations

carbunclenoun [C]

uk   /ˈkɑː.bʌŋ.kl̩/  us   /ˈkɑːr-/

carbuncle noun [C] (SWELLING)

a ​largepainfulswelling under the ​skin

carbuncle noun [C] (JEWEL)

a ​darkred preciousstone
(Definition of carbuncle from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “carbuncle”
in Chinese (Simplified) 肿块, 痈, 疔…
in Chinese (Traditional) 腫塊, 癰, 疔…
What is the pronunciation of carbuncle?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website
Word of the Day


made of gold

Word of the Day