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1. Of a golden color; gilded.
2. Inflated and pompous in style.

[Middle English aureat, from Late Latin aureātus, from aureus, golden, from aurum, gold.]

au′re·ate·ly adv.
au′re·ate·ness n.


(ˈɔːrɪɪt; -ˌeɪt)
1. covered with gold; gilded
2. (Colours) of a golden colour
3. (Literary & Literary Critical Terms) (of a style of writing or speaking) excessively elaborate or ornate; florid
[C15: from Late Latin aureātus gilded, from Latin aureus golden, from aurum gold]
ˈaureately adv
ˈaureateness n


(ˈɔr i ɪt, -ˌeɪt)

1. golden or gilded.
2. characterized by ornate, often pompous language.
[1400–50; late Middle English aureat < Late Latin aureātus decorated with gold]
au′re•ate•ly, adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.aureate - elaborately or excessively ornamented; "flamboyant handwriting"; "the senator's florid speech"
fancy - not plain; decorative or ornamented; "fancy handwriting"; "fancy clothes"
2.aureate - having the deep slightly brownish color of goldaureate - having the deep slightly brownish color of gold; "long aureate (or golden) hair"; "a gold carpet"
chromatic - being or having or characterized by hue


Characterized by language that is elevated and sometimes pompous in style:
References in classic literature ?
It was one of those rare afternoons when all the thickness and shadow of London are changed to a kind of shining, pulsing, special atmosphere; when the smoky vapors become fluttering golden clouds, nacreous veils of pink and amber; when all that bleakness of gray stone and dullness of dirty brick trembles in aureate light, and all the roofs and spires, and one great dome, are floated in golden haze.
Trained as a developmental psychologist at the Baha'i Institute for Higher Education, an underground university established to educate young Baha'is who are officially barred from Iranian universities, Kamalabadi is also a mother of three, and was initially arrested in 2008 on a range of charges that her lawyer, Nobel aureate Shirin Ebadi, said were "baseless.
Titled Wild Flower: A Fashion Retrospective, it's a showcase not just of this wild-child Barbie's aureate, over-the-top style, but also of the Filipino talent, of which 22 prominent and emerging names in the industry, from Luzon to Mindanao, are represented.
OF MONTREAL: Experimental pop collective promote the release of their new album Aureate Gloom.
Sweetness fills the air as once again, flowers of every imaginable hue bloom, birds compose a symphony, and days--bathed in glorious, aureate light-arrive, and linger, at last.
Duncan uses aureate diction masterfully, and the chanson d'aventure frequently appears.
The grid paintings, which were made between 1965 and 1980 and resemble teeming, aureate Tetris boards, continue in this vein.
Significantly toned down since the glory days of James Cameron, Immortals' visual style doesn't grab much attention, and it is a shame Singh's trademark kaleidoscopic palette (consider the vibrant colours of his two previous outings as director, The Cell and The Fall) has been replaced by the same aureate tones used by so many similarly themed one-word-title films in the canon of revisionist sword and sandal cinema, from Gladiator and Troy to 300 and Alexander.
The aureate light that slants Across these fields today Has seen
jouissance of the burning to seem / occult, aureate, aspect, thread, / not number that nevers the scheme" ("Reticulation of a premise").
What I remember is the sun, how it licked our arms and faces like a rough tongued cat, how everything was aureate that spring afternoon, like walking into a painting; how we shared a sandwich, jambon et fromage, your hand covered mine, and I thought of the night before, our small room, how we climbed the ladder of each other's body until the stars showered us with sparks, and then we fell.
Dunbar's aureate style manufactures a version of ut pictura poesis