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Definition of "lapidarian" [lap•i•da•ri•an]

  • Of or relating to the working of stone or gems; lapidary. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "lapidarian" in a sentence
  • "Something as big and obvious and wonderful as a giant striding the downs with dinosaurs and tribes of stone-age elves living in the forests atop his head is worth any number of polished and lapidarian phrases."
  • ""Somehing about these questions - which are less Borat than spiritually evolved visitor from another planet - get at the larger ones about the culture with a lapidarian precision that's absolutely ruthless in its sincerity and innocence.""
  • "It's an esoteric art requiring encyclopedic grave digging, lapidarian editing, and precise pitch and tempo shifting skills."
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