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Aureate Definition from Language, Idioms & Slang Dictionaries & Glossaries
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
(a.)Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913), edited by Noah Porter. About
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\au"re*ate\ (&?;), a. [l. aureatus, fr. aureus golden, fr. aurum gold.] golden; gilded.
1. elaborately or excessively ornamented; "flamboyant handwriting"; "the senator's florid speech" [syn: florid, flamboyant, showy]
2. having the deep slightly brownish color of gold; "long aureate (or golden) hair"; "a gold carpet" [syn: gilded, gilt, gold, golden]
Pertaining to the fancy or flowery words used by poets
1. elaborately or excessively ornamented; "flamboyant handwriting"; "the senator's florid speech"
(synonym) florid, flamboyant, showy
2. having the deep slightly brownish color of gold; "long aureate (or golden) hair"; "a gold carpet"
(synonym) gilded, gilt, gold, golden
Aureate Definition from Encyclopedia Dictionaries & Glossaries
Wikipedia English - The Free Encyclopedia
Aureation ("to make golden", from ) is a device in arts of rhetoric that involves the "gilding" (or supposed heightening) of diction in one language by the introduction of terms from another, typically a classical language considered to be more prestigious. It can be seen as analogous to gothic schools of ornamentation in carving, painting or ceremonial armoury. In terms of prosody it stands in direct contrast to plain language and its use is sometimes regarded, by current standards of literary taste, as overblown and exaggerated. But aureated expression does not necessarily mean loss of precision or authenticity in poetry when handled by good practitioners. In the British Isles, aureation has often been most associated with Scottish renaissance makars, especially William Dunbar or Gavin Douglas, who commonly drew on the rhetoric and diction of classical antiquity in their work.
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