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"veritable" in British English

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veritableadjective [before noun]

uk   /ˈver.ɪ.tə.bl̩/  us   /-ə.t̬ə-/
used to ​describe something as another, more ​exciting, ​interesting, or ​unusual thing, as a way of ​emphasizingitscharacter: My ​garden had ​become a veritable ​jungle by the ​time I came back from ​holiday. The ​normallysobermensweardepartment is set to ​become a veritable ​kaleidoscope of ​colour this ​season.
veritably
adverb uk   us   /-bli/
(Definition of veritable from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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veritableadjective [not gradable]

 us   /ˈver·ɪ·t̬ə·bəl/
(used to ​emphasize how ​great or ​unusual something is by ​comparing it to something ​else): If ​currentprojectionshold, Montgomery County will ​experience a veritable ​explosion in ​its school-age ​population (= it will have many more ​students).
(Definition of veritable from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “veritable”
in Chinese (Simplified) 十足的,不折不扣的, 名副其实的…
in Turkish son derece, hakiki, gerçek…
in Russian настоящий, сущий…
in Chinese (Traditional) 十足的,不折不扣的, 名副其實的…
in Polish prawdziwy…
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