clay

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UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/ˈkleɪ/US:USA pronunciation: IPA and respellingUSA pronuncation: IPA/kleɪ/ ,USA pronunciation: respelling(klā)


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clay

Most examples are given in US English. We have labeled exceptions as UK.
n
  1. [red, terracotta, stoneware, polymer, air-dry] clay
  2. [wet, dry, dried, cracked] clay
  3. a [ball, lump] of (wet) clay
  4. [bricks, pots, vases] made of clay
  5. [is made, consists] of clay
  6. is made out of clay
  7. Clay is used to make [bricks].
  8. use clay to [mold, shape, build, make, create]
  9. bake the clay in [the sun, an oven, the kiln]
  10. [wedge, mix, prepare, throw, sculpt] the clay
  11. put the clay on the [wheel, table]
  12. allow the clay to dry
  13. clay and [sand, grass, silt]
  14. a [deposit, riverbed] of clay
  15. a [hero, giant, beloved leader] with feet of clay
  16. UK: are of a different clay from [the rest, most] of us
n as adj
  1. clay [deposits, minerals]
  2. go clay-pigeon shooting
  3. a clay [ashtray, ornament, statue, model, figure, pot]
  4. tennis: is the clay-court champion
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