Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Same as marmoreal.

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  • adjective obsolete marmoreal.

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

  • adjective of or relating to or characteristic of marble

Etymologies

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From Latin marmoreus ("of marble"), from marmor ("marble") +‎ -an

Examples

  • Now that I know his end, I see him creating, to use a favourite adjective of his, ‘marmorean’ verse, and believing the most terrible doctrines to keep down his own turbulence.

    Collected Works of W. B. Yeats Volume III Autobiographies

  • Now that I know his end, I see him creating, to use a favourite adjective of his, ‘marmorean’ verse, and believing the most terrible doctrines to keep down his own turbulence.

    Collected Works of W. B. Yeats Volume III Autobiographies

  • Now that I know his end, I see him creating, to use a favourite adjective of his, ‘marmorean’ verse, and believing the most terrible doctrines to keep down his own turbulence.

    Collected Works of W. B. Yeats Volume III Autobiographies

  • Now that I know his end, I see him creating, to use a favourite adjective of his, ‘marmorean’ verse, and believing the most terrible doctrines to keep down his own turbulence.

    Collected Works of W. B. Yeats Volume III Autobiographies

  • Burton still sleep in sepulchral pomp in their marmorean Arab Tent at Mortlake.

    The Life of Sir Richard Burton

  • Others again, no less colossal, were disposed upon the steps of a monumental staircase which, by their decorative presence and marmorean immobility, was made worthy to be named, like that god-crowned ascent in the Palace of the Doges, the

    Swann's Way

  • Now that I know his end, I see him creating, to use a favourite adjective of his, ‘marmorean’ verse, and believing the most terrible doctrines to keep down his own turbulence.

    Autobiographies

  • Now that I know his end, I see him creating, to use a favourite adjective of his, ‘marmorean’ verse, and believing the most terrible doctrines to keep down his own turbulence.

    Autobiographies

  • But, if we agree to put Mozart, Bach, Beethoven, Schubert, and a few others on marmorean pedestals in a special Hall of Fame (and this is a compromise on my part, at any rate, as I consider much of the music written by even these men to be below any moderately high standard), what about the rest?

    The Merry-Go-Round

  • Men had dreamed that there is a witch there, walking alone through the cold courts and corridors of marmorean palaces, fearfully beautiful and still for all her fourscore centuries, singing the second oldest song, which was taught her by the sea, shedding tears for loneliness from eyes that would madden armies, yet will she not call her dragons home -- Carcassonne is terribly guarded.

    A Dreamer's Tales

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