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Crystalline meaning

crystalline - 6 dictionary results

  1. 1. Consisting, or made, of crystal.
  2. 2. Formed by crystallization; like crystal in texture.
  3. 3. Imperfectly crystallized; as, granite is only crystalline, while quartz crystal is perfectly crystallized.
  4. 4. Fig.: Resembling crystal; pure; transparent; pellucid.
  5. 5. A crystalline substance.
  6. 6. See Aniline.

crystalline - examples of usage

  1. When the cave is lighted by torches or magnesium wire, the effect is extremely beautiful, the thousands of crystalline stalactites suspended from the ceiling reflecting prismatic colors of extraordinary brilliancy. - "The Story of Malta", Maturin M. Ballou.
  2. But towards evening the squalls moderated; that fine, penetrating, crystalline snow ceased to come in whirls and gusts; and people began to get about, the black figures making their way over or through the heavy drifts, or striking for such places as the force of the wind had driven bare. - "The Beautiful Wretch; The Pupil of Aurelius; and The Four Macnicols", William Black.
  3. This was not empty and barren; but the blackness and silence of this vegetable chamber, this architecture fashioned by the strangest of builders for the most remarkable of tenants, was filled with a nap of long, crystalline hairs or threads like the spun- glass candy in our Christmas sweetshops- white at the base and shading from pale salmon to the deepest of pinks. - "Edge of the Jungle", William Beebe.
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