adjective /mɑːˈmɔːɹɪəl/
Resembling marble or a marble statue.

, 1949: If, as I said, his fingertips arrived at this, perhaps her flesh, marmoreal and lazy, was hardly aware that these were, in fact, fingertips, and not for example, nails or knuckles. - Italo Calvino, Difficult Loves

Syn: marmoraceous

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  • Marmoreal — Mar*mo re*al (m[aum]r*m[=o] r[ e]*al), Marmorean Mar*mo re*an (m[aum]r*m[=o] r[ e]*an), a. [L. marmoreus, fr. marmor marble: cf. F. marmor[ e]en. See {Marble}.] Pertaining to, or resembling, marble; made of marble. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • marmoreal — (adj.) resembling marble, 1798, from L. marmoreus of marble, from marmor (see MARBLE (Cf. marble)) + AL (Cf. al) (1) …   Etymology dictionary

  • marmoreal — ► ADJECTIVE literary ▪ made of or resembling marble. ORIGIN Latin marmoreus, from marmor marble …   English terms dictionary

  • marmoreal — [mär môr′ē əl] adj. [< L marmoreus < marmor, MARBLE + AL] 1. of marble 2. like marble; cold, white, smooth, hard, etc.: Also marmorean marmoreally adv …   English World dictionary

  • marmoreal — marmoreally, adv. /mahr mawr ee euhl, mohr /, adj. of or like marble: skin of marmoreal smoothness. Also, marmorean. [1790 1800; < L marmore(us) made of marble (see MARBLE, EOUS) + AL1] * * * …   Universalium

  • marmoreal — also marmorean adjective Etymology: Latin marmoreus, from marmor marble Date: 1656 of, relating to, or suggestive of marble or a marble statue especially in coldness or aloofness • marmoreally adverb …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • marmoreal — mar·mo·re·al (mahr moґre əl) resembling marble, as bone in osteoporosis …   Medical dictionary

  • marmoreal — mÉ‘r mÉ”rɪəl /mɑː mɔːr adj. of or like marble, cold, white …   English contemporary dictionary

  • marmoreal — [mα: mɔ:rɪəl] adjective literary made of or likened to marble. Derivatives marmoreally adverb Origin C18: from L. marmoreus (from marmor marble ) …   English new terms dictionary

  • marmoreal — adjective literary like marble …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

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