Origin of volcanic
Examples from the Web for volcanic
And yet his music, to the end, although sometimes almost eerily serene, remained most often volcanic.The Stacks: John Coltrane’s Mighty Musical Quest
October 18, 2014
This hidden Eden continues to baffle geologists with its oculus of volcanic stone.What Made Mexico’s Most Mysterious Beach?
October 14, 2014
Miles beneath the surface, in the absence of sunlight, animals derive energy from volcanic vents.‘Mission Blue’ Warning: The Ocean Is Not Too Big to Fail
Sylvia A. Earle
August 15, 2014
Picasso, that volcanic talker, filled volumes with his anecdotes, aphorisms, and witticisms.Rackstraw Downes’s Art and Essays Are Two Sides of the Same Genius
June 4, 2014
The part they miss is that the warming, tied to the volcanic phosphates, was fleeting.The Volcano That Rewrote History
May 5, 2014
Also, he knew the source of the red glow that had seemed like volcanic fires.
The Colonel had seen his men safely to the bottom of the volcanic pit.
The general inclination was to follow the lead of this volcanic man.
His volcanic temper had become even more than usually uncertain.
And in a moment the other shot off into one of his volcanic surprises.
- of, relating to, produced by, or characterized by the presence of volcanoesa volcanic region
- suggestive of or resembling an erupting volcanoa volcanic era
- another word for extrusive (def. 2)
Word Origin and History for volcanic
1774, from French volcanique (see volcano). Figurative sense of "prone to explosive activity" is attested from 1854.