Definition of aureate in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈôrēət/ Pronunciation: /ˈôrēˌāt/


1Denoting, made of, or having the color of gold.
Example sentences
  • A young groom, eagerly attired, stands before a doorway, which in turn looks out onto a landscape of sun-scarred desert, aureate sands stretching to a blinding, azure sky.
  • A gentler, less aureate Archangel, though still cloud-borne, points at the Holy Ghost descending as a dove.
  • An enormous crystal chandelier hung in the center of the foyer, and paintings that looked as if they had been painted by Renaissance masters hung in aureate frames on the walls.
1.1(Of language) highly ornamented or elaborate.
Example sentences
  • The poetic line in ‘The Harvest Bow’ was longer, more aureate in its fashioning, more iambic than in his previous two collections.


Late Middle English: from late Latin aureatus, from Latin aureus 'golden', from aurum 'gold'.

Words that rhyme with aureate


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Syllabification: au·re·ate

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