aureate


au·re·ate

adjective \ˈr-ē-ət\

Definition of AUREATE

1
:  of a golden color or brilliance <aureate light>
2
:  marked by grandiloquent and rhetorical style <aureate diction>

Examples of AUREATE

  1. <the aureate speeches that are traditionally given at graduation ceremonies>

Origin of AUREATE

Middle English aureat, from Medieval Latin aureatus decorated with gold, from Latin aureus
First Known Use: 15th century

Other Color Terms

argentine, cerise, cerulean, cyan, ocher, perse, puce, taupe, vermilion

Rhymes with AUREATE

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