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aureate

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adjective au·re·ate \ˈȯr-ē-ət\

Definition of aureate

  1. 1 :  of a golden color or brilliance <aureate light>

  2. 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

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