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How to Pronounce smelter?

Correct pronunciation for the word "smelter" is [smˈɛltə], [smˈɛltə], [s_m_ˈɛ_l_t_ə].

"Smelter" in context

A smelter is a facility used to process ore and non-ferrous metals. It is used to extract both base and precious metals from ore using heat and chemical processes. Smelting facilities can be privately owned or publicly operated by state, regional or national entities. Smelters are found all over the world and are usually located near mining areas where ore can be easily transported for processing.

Smelting itself is the process of combining ore, flux and fuel to form a molten metal. This molten metal is then often further refined through a process of slagging and oxidation.

What are similar-sounding words for smelter?

Usage over time for smelter:

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


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