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marmoreal

[mahr-mawr-ee-uh l, -mohr-] /mɑrˈmɔr i əl, -ˈmoʊr-/
adjective
1.
of or like marble:
skin of marmoreal smoothness.
Also, marmorean.
Origin
1790-1800
1790-1800; < Latin marmore(us) made of marble (see marble, -eous) + -al1
Related forms
marmoreally, adverb
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  • She flirts perilously with grotesqueness, making faces that turn her marmoreal beauty into splenetic ugliness.
British Dictionary definitions for marmoreal

marmoreal

/mɑːˈmɔːrɪəl/
adjective
1.
of, relating to, or resembling marble: a marmoreal complexion
Derived Forms
marmoreally, adverb
Word Origin
C18: from Latin marmoreus, from marmor marble
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Word Origin and History for marmoreal
adj.

"resembling marble," 1798, from Latin marmoreus "of marble," from marmor (see marble) + -al (1).

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