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veritable

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adjective ver·i·ta·ble \ˈver-ə-tə-bəl\

Simple Definition of veritable

  • : true or real

Full Definition of veritable

  1. :  being in fact the thing named and not false, unreal, or imaginary —often used to stress the aptness of a metaphor <a veritable mountain of references>

ver·i·ta·ble·ness noun
ver·i·ta·bly play \-blē\ adverb

Origin of veritable

Middle English, from Anglo-French, from verité


First Known Use: 15th century

Rhymes with veritable



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