Meaning of “metal” - Learner’s Dictionary


noun [ C, U ] us uk /ˈmetəl/

B1 a usually hard, shiny material such as iron, gold, or silver which heat and electricity can travel through:

scrap metal
Metals are used for making machinery and tools.
a metal sheet/bar

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metallic adjective us uk /məˈtælɪk/

having a quality that is similar to metal:

a metallic paint/taste
Our new car is metallic blue.
→ See also heavy metal

(Definition of “metal” from the Cambridge Learner’s Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)