[tel-yuh-rahyd, -rid]

Origin of telluride

1840–50; tellur(ium) + -ide Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

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Contemporary Examples of telluride

Historical Examples of telluride

  • At Telluride, also, the military overpowered the civil authorities.

  • Coloradoite is a telluride of mercury, also a new mineral and quite rare.

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  • 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.

British Dictionary definitions for telluride


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


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