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Definition of "roseate" [ro•se•ate]

  • Rose-colored: the roseate glow of dawn. (adjective)
  • Cheerful or bright; optimistic: a roseate outlook. (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 "roseate" in a sentence
  • "Pink-plumed birds called roseate spoonbills flew overhead and big, leafy American lotuses glistened on a distant bank."
  • "If Effie's emotional career exposes a hulking gap between the roseate ideals of Victorian marriage and its all-too-prosaic practice, then her stint as her husband's model reveals a similar divide between what might be called the mythology of Victorian art and the way in which the average painting was actually put on canvas."
  • "I imagine the design as stucco, predominantly white or beige, or even a pale roseate color, with grey stone trim at strategic points and a mosaic dome in a greenish-blue with geometric patterning; the dome's tiling would probably most resemble the Pima County Courthouse in Tucson in overall mood."