How to Pronounce shale?

Correct pronunciation for the word "shale" is [ʃˈe͡ɪl], [ʃˈe‍ɪl], [ʃ_ˈeɪ_l].

"Shale" in context

Shale is a type of sedimentary rock formed from consolidated clay, mudstone and silt. It is composed of tiny pieces of quartz and other minerals like calcite and pyrite. Its fine-grained texture makes it ideal for use in construction, manufacturing and energy production. Its presence in sedimentary rocks makes it a valuable resource in the fossil fuel industry.

Shale has found usage in a variety of ways. In the energy industry, it is a key source of natural gas and oil recovered through fracking techniques. It can also be used in the production of concrete, bricks, and other building materials.

Usage over time for shale:

This graph shows how "shale" have occurred between 1800 and 2008 in a corpus of English books.

45 words made out of letters SHALE

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