Definition of marmoreal
: of, relating to, or suggestive of marble or a marble statue especially in coldness or aloofness
marmoreallyplay \-ē-ə-lē\ adverb
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
Origin and Etymology of marmoreal
Latin marmoreus, from marmor marble
First Known Use: 1656
Seen and Heard
What made you want to look up marmoreal? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).