[ UK /ˌæləbˈæstɐ/ ]
[ US /ˈæɫəˌbæstɝ/ ]
  1. of or resembling alabaster
    alabaster statue
  1. a very light white
  2. a compact fine-textured, usually white gypsum used for carving
  3. a hard compact kind of calcite
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How To Use alabaster In A Sentence

  • The 52 cm high sculpture is carved in translucent Egyptian alabaster and represents a royal female of the Amarna Period, between 1350-1334 B.C.
  • Striking too are Leon Victor Solon's 1896 porcelain plaque Resting and the metal and alabaster three tulips lamps by Albert Cheuret.
  • Known for his geometric sculptures from the '50s in iron and alabaster, which have inspired numerous artists, particularly Richard Serra, he also made collages and wrote extensively.
  • Milton has the word alabaster three times, twice incorrectly spelled Milton's Comus
  • As such I found myself dressed in black pyjamas and hood with only my eyes visible, creeping along a hallway with a particularly well-polished Ottoman strapped to my back and an alabaster vase full of tulips.
  • Alabaster bowls, more than a dozen steatite vessels, and fragments of ostrich eggshell containers were also found. Arabian Hoard
  • Shifting winds blew clouds of spray over the rocks, trees, and shrubs until they seemed to be sheathed in alabaster.
  • Alabaster couples loitered along the garden path, handsome, whole and serene.
  • A slender adult leader with raven hair and glistening alabaster skin which reflected the full moon's light was playing a set of rich, nut-brown pipes.
  • And I love that the lesbian who doesn't play one in this movie or on TV, has the steamiest, most alabaster skinned, and way too brief, sex scene. Kate Clinton: Big Love Trumps Mr. Big
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