Complete Definition of "marmoreal"

English
Etymology
From Latin marmoreus, from marmor âmarbleâ.

Pronunciation
IPA: /mÉ:'mÉ:ɹɪÉl/

Adjective
marmoreal

  1. resembling marble or a marble statue

#:*1949: If, as I said, his fingertips arrived at this, perhaps her flesh, marmoreal and lazy, was hardly aware that these were, in fact, fingertips, and not for example, nails or knuckles. - Italo Calvino, Difficult Loves
#:*1950: Irma had collapsed into a chair, and her long marmoreal face was buried in her hands. â Mervyn Peake, Gormenghast
#:*1985: The gods, of course, were a quite farcical invention, though necessary for the as it were marmoreal exaltation of the civic virtues. â Anthony Burgess, Kingdom of the Wicked

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