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hallmark

hall·mark

hallmark

pronunciation:
hawl mark
parts of speech:
noun, transitive verb
part of speech: noun
definition 1: an official mark or stamp used in England to certify that a gold or silver article meets established standards of purity.
definition 2: any mark used to indicate genuineness or excellence.
definition 3: any feature that serves to distinguish something.
Innovation is a hallmark of genius.
similar words:
feature, stamp
 
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: hallmarked, hallmarking, hallmarks
definition: to stamp or imprint with a mark that certifies purity or confers some distinction.