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Monday, March 25, 2013

Definitions for marmoreal

  1. of or like marble: skin of marmoreal smoothness.

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Citations for marmoreal
Under the white banner of Andrew there was Renaul, and true love, and the ancient Greeks, with their lofty rhetoric and marmoreal beauty… Daniel Mendelsohn, "The American Boy," The New Yorker, Jan. 7, 2013
Then she sank back into her immobility and marmoreal silence. Victor Hugo, The Hunchback of Notre-Dame, 1831
Origin of marmoreal
First appearing in English in the late 1700s, marmoreal comes from the Latin term marmoreus, which literally means "of marble."