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How to Pronounce Orthoclase: Learn how to pronounce Orthoclase in English correctly

Learn how to say Orthoclase correctly in English with this tutorial pronunciation video.

Oxford dictionary definition of the word orthoclase:

[mass noun]
a common rock-forming mineral occurring typically as white or pink crystals. It is a potassium-rich alkali feldspar and is used in ceramics and glass-making.

mid 19th century: from ortho- ‘straight’ + Greek klasis ‘breaking’ (because of the characteristic two cleavages at right angles)