Definition of Phonolite

1. n. A compact, feldspathic, igneous rock containing nephelite, haüynite, etc. Thin slabs give a ringing sound when struck; -- called also clinkstone.



Definition of Phonolite

1. Noun. (minerology) a light-coloured rock of volcanic origin composed mostly of alkali feldspars ¹

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Definition of Phonolite

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Medical Definition of Phonolite

1. A compact, feldspathic, igneous rock containing nephelite, hauynite, etc. Thin slabs give a ringing sound when struck. Synonym: clinkstone. Origin: Phono-: cf. F. Phonolithe. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Literary usage of Phonolite

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1. Elements of Chemical and Physical Geology by Gustav Bischof (1859)
"In breaking the very compact phonolite rocks round the lake of Laach, ... In the Rhon district trachytic phonolite occurs, the whole mass of which presents ..."

2. Geological Observations on the Volcanic Islands and Parts of South America by George Brettingham Sowerby, William Lonsdale, Edward Forbes, Charles Darwin (1897)
"At St. Helena there are similar, great, conical, protuberant masses of phonolite, nearly 1000 feet in height, which have been formed by the injection of ..."

3. Rocks Classified and Described: A Treatise on Lithology by Bernhard von Cotta (1866)
"Spec, grav 2-4—2'6 Contains silica 50—62 pc Klaproth proposed the name of phonolite for this rock, as having a more scientific air than that of ..."

4. An Introduction to the Study of Rocks and Guide to the Museum Collection by Lazarus Fletcher (1895)
"The position to be assigned to phonolite in the scheme of classification. In the above scheme of classification, phonolite has not yet been assigned a place ..."

5. An Introduction to the Study of Rocks by Lazarus Fletcher (1898)
"The position to be assigned to phonolite in the scheme of classification. In the above scheme of classification, phonolite has not yet been assigned a place ..."

6. Stone Implements and Stone Work of the Ancient Hawaiians by William Tufts Brigham (1902)
"Broad and flat, dark phonolite. Edge of blade chipped. ... Grey phonolite stained with red earth. Dark phonolite, from Kauai. Well shaped. Rough. ..."

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