Definition of “magma” - English Dictionary


“magma” in English

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magmanoun [ U ]

uk /ˈmæɡ.mə/ us /ˈmæɡ.mə/

Examples from literature

  • Sometimes, the magma below a volcano becomes even hotter and moves towards the top. 
  • Suddenly, the top of the volcano breaks open, and thousands of kilograms of boiling magma and ash fly up into the air. 
  • This is so hot that the rock is not hard, it is a boiling liquid called magma. 
  • Volcanoes are mountains that have a lot of magma below them. 

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

“magma” in American English

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magmanoun [ U ]

us /ˈmæɡ·mə/

earth science melted rock under the surface of the earth

(Definition of “magma” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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