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marmoreal

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adjective mar·mo·re·al \mär-ˈmȯr-ē-əl\

Definition of marmoreal

  1. :  of, relating to, or suggestive of marble or a marble statue especially in coldness or aloofness

mar·mo·re·al·ly play \-ē-ə-lē\ adverb


Variants of marmoreal

also mar·mo·re·an play \-ē-ən\

Origin of marmoreal

Latin marmoreus, from marmor marble


First Known Use: 1656

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