[ tel-yuh-rahyd, -rid ]

  1. a binary compound of tellurium with an electropositive element or group.

Origin of telluride

1840–50; tellur(ium) + -ide

Words Nearby telluride Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2024

How to use telluride in a sentence

  • telluride and Ouray are separated by a mountain that rises four thousand feet above their altitude.

  • I spent a few days about telluride riding Cricket up to a number of mines, taking photographs on the way.

  • Beyond this it would be comparatively easy to descend on the other side of the slide wreckage and land in the road to telluride.

  • We left telluride one sunny October morning with a sleeping-bag and a few supplies.

  • A well-meaning tenderfoot, that afternoon in telluride, saw a riderless pony and concluded that he had broken loose.

British Dictionary definitions for telluride


/ (ˈtɛljʊˌraɪd) /

  1. any compound of tellurium, esp one formed between tellurium and a more electropositive element or group

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Scientific definitions for telluride


[ tĕlyə-rīd′ ]

  1. A chemical compound of tellurium and another element, including gold and silver. Telluride is found in mineral ores.

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