Definition of roseate in English:

roseate

adjective

  • 1Rose-colored.

    ‘the early, roseate light’
    • ‘Behold how gracious and beneficent smiles the roseate morn!’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘The roseate hue could symbolize the feminine and/or could evoke intimate or flushed skin.’
    • ‘Manet was starkly linear, and sober in his coloration, whilst Renoir preferred loose curves and a roseate blur.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘As the L.A.-based painter makes staggeringly evident, meat is raw organic matter, streaked with stringy sinew and mottled with roseate fat.’
    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, roseate spoonbill.
      • ‘Overhead, gulls, brown pelicans, and roseate spoonbills wheel through the steamy air.’
      • ‘Some islands provide nesting habitat that is critical to the survival of the endangered roseate tern.’
      • ‘Volunteers are planning to make decoys and place them on the island to attract roseate terns in time for next year's nesting season.’
      • ‘There were the gaudily plumed roseate spoonbills, their bright pink feathers glowing when they passed between my hide and the rising sun.’
      • ‘We're beginning to see roseate spoonbills, reddish egrets, tricolored herons, more edge-dwellers who reach their northernmost ranges along the Gulf coast.’
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘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.’
      red, pink, ruddy, glowing, reddish, pinkish, florid, high-coloured, healthy-looking, aglow, burning, flaming, feverish, rubicund, rosy
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  • 2Optimistic; promising good fortune.

    ‘his letters home give a very good, although somewhat too roseate, idea of how he lived’
    • ‘Man Singh I was the ruler who gave it the roseate hue.’
    • ‘Last week we alluded to Weimar Germany as the counter-example par excellence to refute this roseate view.’
    • ‘The leading of our eyes to some lustrous or roseate goal is second nature to them.’
    • ‘Melodramatic subtitle notwithstanding, Delano's portrait of Brook Farm is mostly roseate.’
    • ‘That roseate view met with considerable skepticism.’
    • ‘I think Justice Deane had a rather roseate view of the English past.’
    • ‘It seems to me baseless utopianism to suppose they were once integrated in a roseate pre-capitalist past.’

Origin

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

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