What does the word onyx mean?

    Part of speech: noun

  • A variegated quarts.

Usage examples for onyx

  1. The onyx eyes were fixed upon her with a polished pressure that must signify some enriched benevolence. – The Wings of the Dove, Volume 1 of 2 by Henry James
  2. He tried to examine the lady, but was cruelly disappointed, for a jealous veil concealed her features; he could barely see her eyes, which shone through the gauze like onyx gleaming in the sunshine. – The Chouans by Honore de Balzac
  3. She leaned on her elbows across the table from him, smiling and twirling a great ring of black onyx round her small finger. – Gaslight Sonatas by Fannie Hurst
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