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noun bone pronunciation in British English /bəʊn/
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singularbone
pluralbones
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  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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