marmoreal marmoreal

Definition(s):

  • (adj) of or relating to or characteristic of marble

Usage(s):

  1. Flags fluttered from every eminence of Ankara's massive, marmoreal railroad station.
  2. Guernica's power flows from the contrast between its almost marmoreal formal system and the terrible vocabulary of pain that Picasso locked into it.
  3. Evelyn, graduated from Oxford, gets betrothed to Lady Middleton's marmoreal daughter Sarah, but when Easter and Basil see the trim life to which he is doomed they clear for home.

Quotes

  • Turin describes the effect, one which transformed the way perfumers thought about their craft: "These molecules lent an abstract, marmoreal, blue-white radiance to what would otherwise have been a lush but relatively tame floral. To understand what...
    on Nov 26, 2006 By: Luca Turin Source: Sydney Morning Herald

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