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alloy   
      

It Has 5 letters ( a l l o y )         2 vowels ( a o )         3 consonants ( l l y )         Word on the contrary yolla

Which the in categoryENGLISH - PRONUNCIATION
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* IPA(key): /ˈælɔɪ/

  • IPA(key): /ˈælɔɪ/

Which the in categoryENGLISH - ETYMOLOGY 1
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From Anglo-Norman _alai_, from Old French _aloi_, from _aloiier_. NOUN ALLOY (_plural_ ALLOYS) * A metal that is a combination of two or more elements, at least one of which is a metal. * An admixture; something added which stains, taints etc. * 1603, John Florio, translating Michel de Montaigne, _Essays_, II.20: _Metrodorus_ said that in sadnesse there is some ALOY of pleasure. DERIVED TERMS * superalloy TRANSLATIONS

From Anglo-Norman alai, from Old French aloi, from aloiier.

Noun

alloy (plural alloys)

  1. A metal that is a combination of two or more elements, at least one of which is a metal.
  2. An admixture; something added which stains, taints etc.
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Which the in categoryENGLISH - ETYMOLOGY 2
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From Old French _aloiier_ (“assemble, join”), from Latin _alligare_ (“bind to, tie to”), compound of _ad_ (“to”) + _ligare_ (“to bind”). VERB ALLOY (_third-person singular simple present_ ALLOYS, _present participle_ ALLOYING, _simple past and past participle_ ALLOYED) * To mix or combine; often used of metals. * To reduce the purity of by mixing with a less valuable substance. _to ALLOY gold with silver or copper, or silver with copper_ * (figuratively) To impair or debase by mixture. _to ALLOY pleasure with misfortunes_ TRANSLATIONS

From Old French aloiier (assemble, join), from Latin alligare (bind to, tie to), compound of ad (to) + ligare (to bind).

Verb

alloy (third-person singular simple present alloys, present participle alloying, simple past and past participle alloyed)

  1. To mix or combine; often used of metals.
  2. To reduce the purity of by mixing with a less valuable substance.
    to alloy gold with silver or copper, or silver with copper
  3. (figuratively) To impair or debase by mixture.
    to alloy pleasure with misfortunes
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Which the in categoryENGLISH - SEE ALSO
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English - See Also

* ALLOY on Wikipedia.Wikipedia * ALLOYS in the 1911 Encyclopædia Britannica.

Which the in categoryENGLISH - ANAGRAMS
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* loyal


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