Definition of marmoreal in English:
Made of or likened to marble.
- As such, his physique evokes the structure of bodybuilding's frontiersmen: marmoreal monsters who were as thick and deep as they were wide, because they defied their bodies rather than ‘listened to them.’
- The oxymoronic ‘gripped undulation’ suggests the marmoreal petrifaction of a wave at the ‘salt margin’ of the sea; whilst the last two lines allegorise the image of a pilot ejecting from mortality.
- The Virgin's body and neck are dramatically attenuated, and her marmoreal forehead and glossy curls are decorated with ropes of pearls and an enormous ruby.
- Example sentences
- Keith's house, on the other hand, is a tidy fortress of English propriety and composure, presided over by a marmoreally composed mother and patrolled by a jolly authoritarian of a father, who calls his son '‘old bean'’.
- It lacks the nostalgic tug of his early work and is not as marmoreally "tragic" as the later stuff.
- His face became marmoreally still, even as his eyes welled up and began to close.
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