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noun bone pronunciation in American English /boʊn/ 
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singularbone
pluralbones
  1. 1
    [countable] one of the hard parts that form a frame inside the body of a human or animal. This frame is called a skeleton

    She fell and broke a bone in her foot.

    Cook the fish, then carefully remove the bones.

    He was thin, and his hip bones stuck out.

  2. 2
    [uncountable] the substance that bones are made of

    The archaeologists found fragments of bone.

    1. a.
      [only before noun] made of bone

      a chess set with carved bone pieces

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