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metal

noun [C, U]
 
 
/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/barMetals and metalworkingChemical elementsMineralogy
metallic
 
 
/məˈtælɪk/ adjective
having a quality that is similar to metal: a metallic paint/taste Our new car is metallic blue. →  See also heavy metal Metals and metalworkingChemical elements
Translations of “metal”
in Korean 금속…
in Arabic مَعْدَن…
in French (de/en) métal, métal…
in Turkish metal, maden…
in Italian metallo…
in Chinese (Traditional) 金屬, 合金…
in Russian металл…
in Polish metal…
in Spanish metal…
in Portuguese metal…
in German das Metall, die Metalllegierung…
in Catalan metall…
in Japanese 金属…
in Chinese (Simplified) 金属, 合金…
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