Definition of ebonite in English:

ebonite

noun

  • another term for vulcanite
    • ‘Rotary furnaces can use any carbon source such as coal, coke, or ebonite as reducing agent, and they can use a variety of fuels, such as oil, coal, or gas.’
    • ‘The first synthetic material to be used in flute-making was ebonite, also known as vulcanite.’
    • ‘All flutes, for example, whether they are made of glass, ivory, ebonite, or metal, or whether they have a duct, are classified as 421.’

Origin

Mid 19th century: from ebony + -ite.

Pronunciation

ebonite

/ˈɛbəˌnaɪt//ˈebəˌnīt/