Word of the DayMonday, March 25, 2013
\mahr-MAWR-ee-uhl, -MOHR-\ , adjective;
of or like marble: skin of marmoreal smoothness.
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
First appearing in English in the late 1700s, marmoreal comes from the Latin term marmoreus, which literally means "of marble."
POWERED BY 4INFO
Get Word of the Day
Words of the Day