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Definition of "soapstone" [soap•stone]

  • A soft metamorphic rock composed mostly of the mineral talc. Also called steatite. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "soapstone" in a sentence
  • "One carven image of the goddess Sekmet, seated on her throne, two inches high, carved in soapstone, caked with an iron rich clay, oxidized to a deep blood red."
  • "~ One carven image of the goddess Sekmet, seated on her throne, two inches high, carved in soapstone, caked with an iron rich clay, oxidized to a deep blood red."
  • "And the use of the soapstone is a really nice choice for an alternative to plastic."