pearls of wisdom

Definition of pearls of wisdom

:wise words or statements
  • He offered some pearls of wisdom about raising children.
often humorous
  • A crowd of reporters gathered around the coach after the game to hear him dispense his usual pearls of wisdom.

Word by Word Definitions

pearl play pearls
  1. : a dense variously colored and usually lustrous concretion formed of concentric layers of mother-of-pearl as an abnormal growth within the shell of some mollusks and used as a gem

  2. : mother-of-pearl

  3. : one that is very choice or precious

  1. : to set or adorn with pearls

  2. : to sprinkle or bead with pearly drops

  3. : to form into small round grains

  1. : of, relating to, or resembling pearl

  2. : made of or adorned with pearls

  3. : having medium-sized grains

  1. : picot

wisdom play
  1. : accumulated philosophical or scientific learning : knowledge

  2. : ability to discern inner qualities and relationships : insight

  3. : good sense : judgment

  1. : a didactic book included in the Roman Catholic canon of the Old Testament and corresponding to the Wisdom of Solomon in the Protestant Apocrypha — see Bible Table


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