marmoreal

or mar·mo·re·an

[ mahr-mawr-ee-uh l, -mohr- ]
/ mɑrˈmɔr i əl, -ˈmoʊr- /

adjective

of or like marble: skin of marmoreal smoothness.

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Origin of marmoreal

1790–1800; < Latin marmore(us) made of marble (see marble, -eous) + -al1
Related formsmar·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 Formsmarmoreally, adverb

Word Origin for marmoreal

C18: from Latin marmoreus, from marmor marble
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Word Origin and History for marmoreal

marmoreal


adj.

"resembling marble," 1798, from Latin marmoreus "of marble," from marmor (see marble) + -al (1).

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