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lapidary

lap·i·dar·y

lapidary

 
 
pronunciation:
lae pih deI ri
parts of speech:
noun, adjective
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part of speech: noun
inflections: lapidaries
definition 1: one whose work is to cut, polish, or engrave gemstones, or the work itself.
definition 2: an expert on or dealer in gemstones.
She consulted a lapidary about the value of her engagement ring.
 
part of speech: adjective
definition 1: of or pertaining to gemstones or the cutting and polishing of them.
definition 2: of or pertaining to inscriptions, or words fit to be inscribed, in stone.
definition 3: marked by exactness and refinement.
a lapidary poetic style
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