Any of several metals, including gold and platinum, that have high economic value.(noun)
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Use "precious metal" in a sentence
"It was made of a precious metal from a distant land, very heavy, and so hard that you could turn even a bronze sword-edge on it."
"In between the leaves were tiny roses of a pink-tinted precious metal known as rose gold."
"What is colt an It is a highly precious metal once found exclusively in the Eastern Congo, ask my commodity-dealing clients."