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

marmoreally

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Did You Know?

Most marble-related words in English were chiseled from the Latin noun marmor, meaning "marble." Marmor gave our language the word marble itself in the 12th century. It is also the parent of marmoreal, which has been used in English since the mid-1600s. Marbleize, another marmor descendant, came later, making its print debut around 1859.

Variants of marmoreal

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marmorean

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Origin and Etymology of marmoreal

Latin marmoreus, from marmor marble


First Known Use: 1656

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