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 (pŭl′krĭ-to͞od′, -tyo͞od′)
Great physical beauty and appeal.

[Middle English pulcritude, from Latin pulchritūdō, from pulcher, pulchr-, beautiful.]

pul′chri·tud′i·nous (-to͞od′n-əs, -tyo͞od′-) adj.
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Adj.1.pulchritudinous - used of persons only; having great physical beauty; "pulchritudinous movie stars"
beautiful - delighting the senses or exciting intellectual or emotional admiration; "a beautiful child"; "beautiful country"; "a beautiful painting"; "a beautiful theory"; "a beautiful party"
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[ˌpʌlkrɪˈtjuːdɪnəs] ADJ (frm or liter) → bello
Los premios Pulitzer se conceden anualmente en Estados Unidos a trabajos periodísticos, literarios y musicales excepcionales, y gozan de un enorme prestigio. En periodismo se conceden trece premios, entre ellos los destinados al periodismo de investigación y crítica. En literatura existen seis categorías, entre las que destacan las de novela, poesía y teatro. Los premios llevan el nombre del editor periodístico norteamericano Joseph Pulitzer (1847-1911), quien inicialmente aportó el dinero de los premios.
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