exceptionally pleasing to taste or smell; especially delicious or fragrant.
worthy of the gods; divine.
But Nature was just as fair that ambrosial September day as if there was not a dissonance.
Stories by American Authors, Volume 2 Various
Am I to have some of this ambrosial bread, too, Cousin Molly?
Molly Brown’s Orchard Home Nell Speed
As I stood wiping quietly I could smell the ambrosial odours from the kitchen.
The Friendly Road (AKA David Grayson) Ray Stannard Baker
(Contentment is the ambrosial draught for oblivion of all cares).
The Yoga-Vasishtha Maharamayana of Valmiki, vol. 3 (of 4) part 2 (of 2) Valmiki
It is whitened with ivory turrets on all sides, endowed with plantain groves, white as flecks of ambrosial foam.
The Kadambari of Bana Bana
If the rose has thorns, has it not also a balsamic tincture and ambrosial sweetness?
The Blossoms of Morality Richard Johnson
She leaned over me; her ambrosial breath played upon my face: I could hear the beating of her heart!
Cleopatra H. Rider Haggard
Joves ambrosial curls must shake in another Olympia than this.
The Crest of the Continent Ernest Ingersoll
And the givers of water on the earth drink cool and ambrosial draughts from that stream.
The Mahabharata of Krishna-Dwaipayana Vyasa Bk. 3 Pt. 2 Translated by Kisari Mohan Ganguli
Most ambrosial dainties are known to the cooks of this parish.
Rose Charlitte Marshall Saunders
1590s, “immortal, divine,” from Latin ambrosius, from Greek ambrosios (see ambrosia).
- Ambrosian chant
the liturgical chant, established by Saint Ambrose, characterized by ornamented, often antiphonal, singing. Historical Examples The “Ambrosian chant” was the antiphonal plain-song arranged and systematized to statelier effect in choral symphony. The Story of the Hymns and Tunes Theron Brown and Hezekiah Butterworth He introduced the Ambrosian chant, a mode of singing more monotonous than […]
Roman Catholic Church. pertaining to the religious congregations under the protection of Saint . pertaining to the ancient liturgy of the church of Milan. (lowercase) . exceptionally pleasing to taste or smell; especially delicious or fragrant. worthy of the gods; divine. Historical Examples The “Ambrosian Chant” was the antiphonal plain-song arranged and systematized to statelier […]
an early type of photograph, made by placing a glass negative against a dark background. Historical Examples Shoemaker shops, watch making and ambrotype galleries were built, and Brandy Station soon became a thriving town. Campaign of the Fourteenth Regiment New Jersey Volunteers J. Newton Terrill Suddenly Ellen Tiffton’s story of the ambrotype flashed into ‘Lina’s […]
the lowest throw at dice, the double ace. bad luck; misfortune. the smallest amount or distance. noun double ace, the lowest throw at dice bad luck