[ mahr-sel-uhs ]

  1. Marcus Claudius, 268?–208 b.c., Roman general and consul.

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How to use Marcellus in a sentence

  • Eusebius, the successor of Marcellus, was also banished on account of the controversy concerning the lapsed.

    The Catacombs of Rome | William Henry Withrow
  • I have just read a very funny article of the "rascal" on Chateaubriand and M. de Marcellus, his critic.

    Charles Baudelaire, His Life | Thophile Gautier
  • These are shown in Fig. 136, a theoretical restoration of the Marcellus theater mentioned above.

    The Private Life of the Romans | Harold Whetstone Johnston
  • Servius tells us that six hundred imgins were displayed at the funeral of the young Marcellus, the nephew of Augustus.

    The Private Life of the Romans | Harold Whetstone Johnston
  • "Laban—Lorenzo—Marcellus," he began again in a loud, clear, compelling voice.

    Molly Make-Believe | Eleanor Hallowell Abbott

British Dictionary definitions for Marcellus


/ (mɑːˈsɛləs) /

  1. Marcus Claudius (ˈmɑːkəs ˈklɔːdɪəs). ?268–208 bc, Roman general and consul, who captured Syracuse (212) in the Second Punic War

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