Definition of roseate in English:

roseate

adjective

  • 1Rose-coloured.

    ‘the early, roseate light’
    • ‘Manet was starkly linear, and sober in his coloration, whilst Renoir preferred loose curves and a roseate blur.’
    • ‘As the L.A.-based painter makes staggeringly evident, meat is raw organic matter, streaked with stringy sinew and mottled with roseate fat.’
    • ‘Miraculously, both my eyes were untouched, but though Mahulda rinsed them with boric acid, I could not rid my vision of a faint roseate tint.’
    • ‘The roseate hue could symbolize the feminine and/or could evoke intimate or flushed skin.’
    • ‘Naturally she has paid close attention to her immensely panniered sea-green dress and the long stomacher of roseate buckles which clasps the narrow span of her waist.’
    • ‘A choicely clad company has assembled under a colonnade, their glossy-faced children as if chipped from roseate pearl, their spaniel dogs straight out of a scene painted by Metsu or Terborch.’
    • ‘In recent months Robert Smithson's monumental earthwork Spiral Jetty, built in 1970 in a shallow bay of roseate water in the northeast section of Utah's Great Salt Lake, has become landlocked.’
    • ‘Behold how gracious and beneficent smiles the roseate morn!’
    pink, pinkish, rose-pink, rose-coloured, red, reddish, rose-red
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    1. 1.1 Used in names of birds with partly pink plumage, e.g. roseate tern.
      • ‘Some islands provide nesting habitat that is critical to the survival of the endangered roseate tern.’
      • ‘We're beginning to see roseate spoonbills, reddish egrets, tricolored herons, more edge-dwellers who reach their northernmost ranges along the Gulf coast.’
      • ‘Warner's Island historically provided habitat for the endangered roseate tern, which prefers nesting on small islands under or adjacent to objects that provide cover.’
      • ‘Its spread wings and belly were the same opaque, gentle roseate.’
      • ‘The park is known for its rich bird life, so focus on large wading birds, such as the roseate spoonbill, woodstork, great blue heron and a variety of egrets.’
      • ‘In several drawings, the roseate forms reappear, sometimes in the corners, sometimes elsewhere, and in one or two, the emblematic Baselitz eagle, right side up and upside down.’
      • ‘Volunteers are planning to make decoys and place them on the island to attract roseate terns in time for next year's nesting season.’
      • ‘The eight endangered species of birds are common scoter, hen harrier, grey partridge, corncrake, red-necked phalarope, nightjar, roseate tern and corn bunting.’
      • ‘The Musée d' Orsay has sent The Snake Charmer, my favourite Rousseau, in which a pitch-black silhouette of an Indian pipe-player, who is hung with snakes, tempts closer a pink approximation of a roseate spoonbill.’
      • ‘Ram Island had been cleared of competing gulls some years ago to open up beach nesting habitat for the endangered roseate tern (Sterna dougallii dougallii), which then flocked to nest there.’
      • ‘There were the gaudily plumed roseate spoonbills, their bright pink feathers glowing when they passed between my hide and the rising sun.’
      • ‘Overhead, gulls, brown pelicans, and roseate spoonbills wheel through the steamy air.’
      • ‘Behind them, on the island, glorious dark-pink roseate spoonbills roost in the dry trees; further on, flamingos delicately lift into the sky when the boatman claps his hands.’
      red, pink, ruddy, glowing, reddish, pinkish, florid, high-coloured, healthy-looking, aglow, burning, flaming, feverish, rubicund, rosy
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Origin

Late Middle English: from Latin roseus ‘rosy’ (from rosa ‘rose’) + -ate.

Pronunciation

roseate

/ˈrəʊzɪət/