empurpled empurpled


  • (adj) excessively elaborate or showily expressed



  1. As her cells took up the liquor, courage spouted through her veins, empurpled her falcon-face.
  2. But a false romanticism had filtered into the empurpled reports of Eastern journalists.
  3. Newspapers empurpled columns with the history, speculated as to papa, collected opinions from bigwigs and gumchewers.


  • As Joan Acocella wrote, "The ballet we know as 'Romeo and Juliet,' which had its first incarnation in 1938, is a thundering, romantic business.......... It is this empurpled quality, firmly supported by the Prokofiev score, which Martins has...
    on Apr 3, 2008 By: Joan Acocella Source: Christian Science Monitor

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