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figurate

/ (ˈfɪɡjʊrɪt) /
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adjective

music exhibiting or produced by figuration; florid or decorative
having a definite or particular shape or figure

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Derived forms of figurate

figurately, adverb

Word Origin for figurate

C15: from Latin figūrāre to shape
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Example sentences from the Web for figurate

  • The number of a rationall figure, is called a Figurate number: And the numbers of which it is made, the Sides of the figurate.

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