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Metallic element
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25 November 2021
Last seen in: Evening Standard Easy Crossword

We found 32 answers for the crossword clue 'Metallic element', the most recent of which was seen in the Evening Standard Easy Crossword.

We've seen this clue in both CRYPTIC and NON-CRYPTIC crossword publications.

We have given Metallic element a popularity rating of 'Very Common' because it has featured in a numerous crossword publications and has multiple answers.

Metallic element is a 2 word phrase featuring 16 letters.

We most recently saw this clue in 'Evening Standard Easy Crossword' on Thursday, 28 October 2021 with the answer being ZINC, we also found ZINC to be the most popular answer for this clue.

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Definitions and usage

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  • Any of several chemical elements that are usually shiny solids that conduct heat or electricity and can be formed into sheets etc.

Crossword Answers

3 Letters

TIN
Metal container for storing dry foods such as tea or flour

4 Letters

IRON
A golf club that has a relatively narrow metal head

LEAD
A soft heavy toxic malleable metallic element; bluish white when freshly cut but tarnishes readily to dull grey; "the children were playing with lead soldiers"

ZINC
A bluish-white lustrous metallic element; brittle at ordinary temperatures but malleable when heated; used in a wide variety of alloys and in galvanizing iron; it occurs naturally as zinc sulphide in zinc blende

5 Letters

METAL
Any of several chemical elements that are usually shiny solids that conduct heat or electricity and can be formed into sheets etc.

6 Letters

BARIUM
A soft silvery metallic element of the alkali earth group; found in barite

CHROME
Another word for chromium when it is used in dyes or pigments

COBALT
A hard ferromagnetic silver-white bivalent or trivalent metallic element; a trace element in plant and animal nutrition

COPPER
Any of various small butterflies of the family Lycaenidae having coppery wings

ERBIUM
A trivalent metallic element of the rare earth group; occurs with yttrium

INDIUM
A rare soft silvery metallic element; occurs in small quantities in sphalerite

NICKEL
A United States coin worth one twentieth of a dollar

OSMIUM
A hard brittle blue-grey or blue-black metallic element that is one of the platinum metals; the heaviest metal known

SILVER
Silverware eating utensils

7 Letters

CADMIUM
A soft bluish-white ductile malleable toxic bivalent metallic element; occurs in association with zinc ores

CAESIUM
A soft silver-white ductile metallic element (liquid at normal temperatures); the most electropositive and alkaline metal

CALCIUM
A white metallic element that burns with a brilliant light; the fifth most abundant element in the earth's crust; an important component of most plants and animals

GALLIUM
A rare silvery (usually trivalent) metallic element; brittle at low temperatures but liquid above room temperature; occurs in trace amounts in bauxite and zinc ores

IRIDIUM
A heavy brittle metallic element of the platinum group; used in alloys; occurs in natural alloys with platinum or osmium

MERCURY
Temperature measured by a mercury thermometer; "the mercury was falling rapidly"

NIOBIUM
A soft grey ductile metallic element used in alloys; occurs in niobite; formerly called columbium

RHODIUM
A white hard metallic element that is one of the platinum group and is found in platinum ores; used in alloys with platinum

YTTRIUM
A silvery metallic element that is common in rare-earth minerals; used in magnesium and aluminum alloys

8 Letters

CHROMIUM
A hard brittle multivalent metallic element; resistant to corrosion and tarnishing

SCANDIUM
A white trivalent metallic element; sometimes classified in the rare earth group; occurs in the Scandinavian mineral thortveitite

TITANIUM
A light strong grey lustrous corrosion-resistant metallic element used in strong lightweight alloys (as for airplane parts); the main sources are rutile and ilmenite

TUNGSTEN
A heavy grey-white metallic element; the pure form is used mainly in electrical applications; it is found in several ores including wolframite and scheelite

9 Letters

MAGNESIUM
A light silver-white ductile bivalent metallic element; in pure form it burns with brilliant white flame; occurs naturally only in combination (as in magnesite and dolomite and carnallite and spinel and olivine)

MANGANESE
A hard brittle grey polyvalent metallic element that resembles iron but is not magnetic; used in making steel; occurs in many minerals

POTASSIUM
A light soft silver-white metallic element of the alkali metal group; oxidizes rapidly in air and reacts violently with water; is abundant in nature in combined forms occurring in sea water and in carnallite and kainite and sylvite

STRONTIUM
A soft silver-white or yellowish metallic element of the alkali metal group; turns yellow in air; occurs in celestite and strontianite

YTTERBIUM
A soft silvery metallic element; a rare earth of the lanthanide series; it occurs in gadolinite and monazite and xenotime

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