noun, plural lap·i·dar·ies.
adjective Also lap·i·dar·i·an [lap-i-dair-ee-uh n] /ˌlæp ɪˈdɛər i ən/.
Origin of lapidary
Examples from the Web for lapidary
The style is as lapidary as ever, but strangely the mood is lighter than before.
Meanwhile, valuable moments in which someone could be chiming in with another “lapidary” are ticking away.
The value of any precious stone, or jewel, depends much upon the skill of the lapidary.Popular Technology; Volume 2|Edward Hazen
The hulk, once gaudy with paint and gilding, has come under the skill of the lapidary and sea-artist.
We see, then, that the Egyptians had no lack of excellent building materials of a lapidary kind.A History of Art in Ancient Egypt, Vol. II (of 2)|Georges Perrot
When compelled to speak, L'Isle distinguished himself by giving admirable specimens of the lapidary style, not one spare word.The Actress in High Life|Sue Petigru Bowen
The lower chapel, partly subterranean, was fitted up as a lapidary museum in 1865 and 1896.