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English definition of “metal”

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 metalMetals and metalworkingChemical elements
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