Definition of melting point in US English:

melting point


  • The temperature at which a given solid will melt.

    • ‘Bronze is easier to cast than copper because it has a lower melting point and is more liquid than copper at a given temperature.’
    • ‘Cocoa butter is the fat in chocolate and it has a melting point very close to body temperature.’
    • ‘The heat has to be about four thousand degrees Fahrenheit, which was almost the melting point of gold.’
    • ‘Saturated fatty acids have higher melting points than unsaturated materials and are typically solid at room temperature.’
    • ‘The refractory metals are conveniently described as those which, first of all, melt at temperatures well above the melting points of the common alloying bases, iron, cobalt, and nickel.’


melting point

/ˈmɛltɪŋ ˌpɔɪnt//ˈmeltiNG ˌpoint/