Meaning of “veritable” in the English Dictionary

"veritable" in British English

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veritableadjective [ before noun ]

uk /ˈver.ɪ.tə.bəl/ us /ˈver.ə.t̬ə.bəl/

used to describe something as another, more exciting, interesting, or unusual thing, as a way of emphasizing its character:

My garden had become a veritable jungle by the time I came back from holiday.
The normally sober menswear department is set to become a veritable kaleidoscope of colour this season.
adverb uk /ˈver.ɪ.tə.bli/ us /ˈver.ə.t̬ə.bli/

(Definition of “veritable” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"veritable" in American English

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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 current projections hold, 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)