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Meaning of “charcoal” in the English Dictionary

"charcoal" in British English

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charcoalnoun [U]

uk   /ˈtʃɑː.kəʊl/  us   /ˈtʃɑːr.koʊl/
a hard, ​blacksubstancesimilar to ​coal that can be used as ​fuel or, in the ​form of ​sticks, as something to ​draw with: charcoal for the ​barbecue I ​prefersketching in charcoal to ​pencil. a charcoal drawing The ​uniform is charcoal (​grey) (= ​darkgrey) and ​red.
(Definition of charcoal from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"charcoal" in American English

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charcoalnoun [U]

 us   /ˈtʃɑrˌkoʊl/
a hard, ​blacksubstancesimilar to ​coal that can be used as ​fuel or, in the ​form of ​sticks, as something to ​draw with Charcoal ​gray is a ​darkgraycolor: a charcoal ​graysuit
(Definition of charcoal from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “charcoal”
in Spanish carbón, carbón vegetal…
in Vietnamese than củi…
in Malaysian arang…
in Thai ถ่าน…
in French charbon de bois, fusain…
in German die Holzkohle, der Kohlestift…
in Chinese (Simplified) 木炭, 炭笔…
in Turkish odun kömürü, mangal kömürü…
in Russian древесный уголь…
in Indonesian arang…
in Chinese (Traditional) 木炭, 炭筆…
in Polish węgiel drzewny…
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