Definition of ebonite in English:

ebonite

noun

another term for vulcanite
  • ‘The first synthetic material to be used in flute-making was ebonite, also known as vulcanite.’
  • ‘Rotary furnaces can use any carbon source such as coal, coke, or ebonite as reducing agent, and they can use a variety of fuels, such as oil, coal, or gas.’
  • ‘All flutes, for example, whether they are made of glass, ivory, ebonite, or metal, or whether they have a duct, are classified as 421.’

Origin

Mid 19th century from ebony+ -ite.

Pronunciation

ebonite

/ˈɛbənʌɪt/