Definition of veritable in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈvɛrɪtəb(ə)l/


Used for emphasis, often to qualify a metaphor: the early 1970s witnessed a veritable price explosion
More example sentences
  • Errors of judgment seem inspired, and the few shards of true inspiration sound like veritable masterpieces.
  • The school going children can expect a veritable literary blitz to descend on their schools.
  • Happily, the next decade will see a veritable slew of well-qualified candidates.



Pronunciation: /ˈvɛrɪtəbli/
Example sentences
  • He is today, veritably, a one-man-Open University on Mahatma Gandhi.
  • Sage veritably whispers these opening lines, suggesting pain and danger.
  • She lowered her eyes flirtatiously, batted her lashes and veritably glowed with his praise.


Late Middle English: from Old French, from verite 'truth' (see verity). Early senses included 'true' and 'speaking the truth', later 'genuine, actual'.

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