- v color purple
- s excessively elaborate or showily expressed
a writer of empurpled literature
- As her cells took up the liquor, courage spouted through her veins, empurpled her falcon-face.
- But a false romanticism had filtered into the empurpled reports of Eastern journalists.
- To Versailles (150 years ago) swarmed empurpled princelings, intent on an implicit mission of state.
- Joan Acocella in Christian Science Monitor
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...