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marmoreal

[ mahr-mawr-ee-uhl ]
/ mɑrˈmɔr i əl /
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adjective
of or like marble: skin of marmoreal smoothness.
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Also mar·mo·re·an [mahr-mawr-ee-uhn] /mɑrˈmɔr i ən/ .

Origin of marmoreal

1790–1800; <Latin marmore(us) made of marble (see marble, -eous) + -al1

OTHER WORDS FROM marmoreal

mar·mo·re·al·ly, adverb
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British Dictionary definitions for marmoreal

marmoreal

less commonly marmorean

/ (mɑːˈmɔːrɪəl) /

adjective
of, relating to, or resembling marblea marmoreal complexion

Derived forms of marmoreal

marmoreally, adverb

Word Origin for marmoreal

C18: from Latin marmoreus, from marmor marble
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