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noun metal pronunciation in British English /ˈmet(ə)l/ 
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  1. 1
    [countable/uncountable] chemistry a hard, usually shiny element that exists naturally in the ground or in rock, for example lead, gold, or iron. Metals are usually good conductors of heat and electricity and are used to make things such as tools, machines, weapons etc

    a frame made of metal

    precious metals such as silver

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    1. b.
      used about something that is made of metal

      a metal buckle/a metal basin

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  2. 2
    [uncountable] heavy metal
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