WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2017
pul•chri•tude  (pulkri to̅o̅d′, -tyo̅o̅d′),USA pronunciation n. 
  1. physical beauty;
    comeliness.
  • Latin pulchritūdō beauty, equivalent. to pulchri- (combining form of pulcher beautiful) + -tūdō -tude
  • Middle English 1350–1400
    loveliness, beauteousness, fairness.


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pulchritude /ˈpʌlkrɪˌtjuːd/ n
  1. formal or literary physical beauty
Etymology: 15th Century: from Latin pulchritūdō, from pulcher beautiful

ˌpulchriˈtudinous adj



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