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English

Noun

Singular
gangue

Plural
-

gangue (-)
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  1. (mining) The earthy waste substances occurring in metallic ore.
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    • 1995: Thus the percentage recovery of metal from the ore was much higher than in the primitive process where the semi-vitrified gangue and half-smelted ore are typically rich in prills of copper and copper minerals. — Paul T. Craddock, Early Metal Mining and Production, page 147.

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Etymology

From English gang, the final -e being an adaptation since Portuguese words cannot end with most of the consonant sounds, and the -u- inserted as an orthographic device to make the g hard.

Pronunciation

  • IPA: /'gã.gi/

Noun

gangue f (plural gangues)

  • A gang of criminals.

References

  • The 2002 film Gangs of New York was released in Brazil as Gangues de Nova York.

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