Definition of “alabaster” - English Dictionary

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“alabaster” in British English

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alabasternoun [ U ]

uk /ˌæl.əˈbæs.tər/ us /ˈæl.ə.bæs.tɚ/


  • Conscious of nothing but her grief, motionless, and blinded by her tears, she looked like a weeping statue of alabaster.
  • In the middle of the lower court there was a stately fountain of fair alabaster.
  • She could blanch to the whiteness of alabaster.
  • The cliffs that border the foreshore are strikingly coloured and are veined with alabaster.
  • The whole of the frieze is of alabaster, while the architrave and cornice are of black marble.

(Definition of “alabaster” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)