[ kalk-too-fuh, -tyoo- ]
/ ˈkælkˌtu fə, -ˌtyu- /
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Which of the options below is the best punctuation for the sentence? It__s your turn to pick the movie __ but your sister gets to pick the board game we _ re going to play.
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Also calc-tuff [kalk-tuhf] /ˈkælkˌtʌf/.
Words nearby calc-tufa
Definition for calc-tuff (2 of 2)
[ too-fuh, tyoo- ]
/ ˈtu fə, ˈtyu- /
Origin of tufa
1760–70; < Italian tufo < Latin tōfus
OTHER WORDS FROM tufatu·fa·ceous [too-fey-shuh s, tyoo-] /tuˈfeɪ ʃəs, tyu-/, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for calc-tuff (1 of 2)
/ (ˈkælkˌtuːfə) /
another name for tufa
British Dictionary definitions for calc-tuff (2 of 2)
/ (ˈtjuːfə) /
a soft porous rock consisting of calcium carbonate deposited from springs rich in limeAlso called: calc-tufa
Derived forms of tufatufaceous (tjuːˈfeɪʃəs), adjective
Word Origin for tufa
C18: from Italian tufo, from Late Latin tōfus
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Scientific definitions for calc-tuff
[ tōō′fə ]
A soft, friable, and porous sedimentary rock consisting of calcium carbonate and formed by the evaporation of water, especially at the mouth of a hot spring or on a drying lakebed. It is similar to, but harder than, travertine.
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