Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Resembling marble, as in smoothness, whiteness, or hardness.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Of, pertaining to, or resembling marble; having the properties of marble; marble-like.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Pertaining to, or resembling, marble; made of marble.

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  • adjective Resembling marble or a marble statue.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adjective of or relating to or characteristic of marble

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[From Latin marmoreus, from marmor, marble.]

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From Latin marmoreus, from marmor ("marble").

Examples

  • It does Mr. Chernow no disservice to regard his biography as a culmination of a long biographical tradition that has divested Washington of his marmoreal armor.

    O Captain, Our Captain

  • Comedies opera buffa such as this made opera seria look marmoreal.

    Opera through the ages

  • It does Mr. Chernow no disservice to regard his biography as a culmination of a long biographical tradition that has divested Washington of his marmoreal armor.

    The Life of the Lives

  • If "Salt" makes anything clear, it's that the most superhuman stunt Jolie performs in the movie can't be found in the over-the-top set pieces, or in her deceptively layered performance as the film's slippery title character -- or even in the marmoreal perfection she has reached as a physically flawless screen object.

    Action figure: Angelina Jolie is out to prove she's an actress worth her 'Salt'

  • More deeply psychological than the first two, "Eclipse" goes further not just in advancing the story but also in illuminating the tension that Bella embodies -- between autonomy and surrender -- and clarifying her desire to become a bloodless, marmoreal being who has no human connections.

    'Eclipse' movie goes deep into obsessions of those living in 'Twilight'

  • More deeply psychological than the first two, "Eclipse" goes further not just in advancing the story but also in illuminating the tension that Bella embodies -- between autonomy and surrender -- and clarifying her desire to become a bloodless, marmoreal being who has no human connections.

    'Eclipse' movie offers a bloody good time

  • The Swedish pixie-outlaw Lisbeth Salander returns in the second of a trilogy of thrillers (after “The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo”) to smite her enemies with electronic wizardry and marmoreal eyes.

    A Book Lover’s Summer

  • Pale, marmoreal Eliot was there last week, like a chapped office boy on a high stool, with a cold in his head, until he warms a little, which he did.

    Blogging vs. Journaling

  • John Updike described her writing as marmoreal and elegant – thus pasted in the back of book “That Mighty Sculptor, Time”.

    Marguerite Yourcenar – Madame Bibliotheque

  • John Updike described her writing as marmoreal and elegant – thus pasted in the back of book “That Mighty Sculptor, Time”.

    Vitro Nasu » 2005 » February

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  • In Tim Burton's 'Alice in Wonderland', the White Queen is called Mirana of Marmoreal, Marmoreal being her palace.

    March 12, 2011