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PRONUNCIATION OF PURPLE PATCH

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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF PURPLE PATCH

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Purple patch is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES PURPLE PATCH MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Purple prose

In literary criticism, purple prose is written prose that is so extravagant, ornate, or flowery as to break the flow and draw excessive attention to itself. Purple prose is sensually evocative beyond the requirements of its context. It may also employ certain rhetorical effects such as exaggerated sentiment or pathos in an attempt to manipulate a reader's response. When it is limited to certain passages, they may be termed purple patches or purple passages; these are often noted as standing out from the rest of the work.

Definition of purple patch in the English dictionary

The definition of purple patch in the dictionary is Also called: purple passage. a section in a piece of writing characterized by rich, fanciful, or ornate language. Other definition of purple patch is a period of success, good fortune, etc.

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE PURPLE PATCH

purple
purple coneflower
purple emperor
purple gallinule
purple heart
purple loosestrife
purple medic
purple passage
purple-fringed orchid
purple-fringed orchis
purpleness
purplish
purply
purport
purported
purportedly
purportless
purpose
purpose-built
purposeful

WORDS THAT END LIKE PURPLE PATCH

a bad patch
alcohol patch
batch
catch
crosspatch
despatch
dispatch
eye patch
hatch
match
nicotine patch
on the watch
patch
repatch
scratch
shoulder patch
skin patch
soul patch
vegetable patch
watch

Synonyms and antonyms of purple patch in the English dictionary of synonyms

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Translation of «purple patch» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF PURPLE PATCH

Find out the translation of purple patch to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of purple patch from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «purple patch» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

紫色斑块
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

parche de color púrpura
570 millions of speakers

English

purple patch
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

बैंगनी पैच
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

التصحيح الأرجواني
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

фиолетовый патч
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

remendo roxo
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

বেগুনি প্যাচ
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

morceau de bravoure
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Patch ungu
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

lila Patch
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

紫色のパッチ
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

보라색 패치
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Ungu tembelan
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

vá màu tím
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

ஊதா இணைப்பு
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

जांभळा पॅच
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

Mor patch
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

brano ornato
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

fioletowy plaster
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

фіолетовий патч
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

patch violet
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

πορφυρό μπάλωμα
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

pers kol
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

lila lapp
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

lilla patch
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of purple patch

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «PURPLE PATCH»

The term «purple patch» is regularly used and occupies the 63.984 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «PURPLE PATCH» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about purple patch

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «PURPLE PATCH»

Discover the use of purple patch in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to purple patch and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Yi Lin Gai Cuo: Correcting the Errors in the Forest of Medicine
As such, white patch wind discussed above and purple patch wind are synonymous. However, we believe that here, purple patch wind does not refer to this disease, or certainly not solely. Rather, purple patch wind might also describe what ...
Qingren Wang, 2007
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Merriam-Webster's Encyclopedia of Literature
The phrase "purple patch" is a translation from a metaphor in Horace's Ars poetica: "Inceptis gravibus plerumque et magna professis / purpureus, late qui splendeat, unus et alter / adsuitur pannus" ("One or two purple patches, which gleam far ...
Merriam-Webster, Inc, 1995
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Ethics Out of Economics
For instance, take a reddish-purple patch and compare it with the chain of patches I described that runs from red to yellow. The purple patch will be determinately comparable with some members of the chain. Patches at the top of the chain are ...
John Broome, 1999
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Incommensurability, Incomparability, and Practical Reason
For instance, take a reddish-purple patch and compare it with the chain of patches I described that runs from red to yellow. The purple patch will be determinately comparable with some members of the chain. Patches at the top of the chain are ...
Ruth Chang, 1997
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The 38 Most Common Fiction Writing Mistakes
The writer usually decides to gear up and mount a massive effort to string together some really striking word-pictures. What results is what we sometimes call a purple patch — a few sentences or paragraphs crammed with adjectives and other ...
Jack Bickham, 1997
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Sandy the Flipper Dragon
He did not know he had one yet, but the purple patch on his rump began to itch. It itched and itched, but he was determined to keep watching what was happening inside, so he ignored the discomfort of the itchy purple patch. The watching ...
H. M. Porteous, 2009
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2011 Standard Catalog Of Baseball Cards
... Common Player: 6.00 Inserted1:21 Silver Patch: No Pricing Production 25 Sets Purple Patch: No Pricing Production One Set SA Sparky Anderson 6.00 JB Johnny Bench 15.00 OC Orlando Cepeda 8.00 CF Carlton Fisk 10.00 BG Bob Gibson ...
Bob Lemke, 2010
8
Create a Polymer Clay Impression
Sarajane Helm. Purple Patch Purple Patch P urple is such a vibrant, regal color— it is no wonder that it has been the color of royalty and nobility for thousands of years. Even now, when everyone has access to colorful goods without restriction  ...
Sarajane Helm, 2011
9
Karl Popper: Philosophy and Problems
A truth-correspondence can thus be immediately ascertained. As remarked by Ayer, verbal mistakes are always possible. We often shout 'Right' when we ostensibly mean 'Left'. I may say 'I seem to be seeing a purple patch', where by ' purple' I ...
Anthony O'Hear, 1995
10
Quilt Blocks Go Wild!
Always place the yellow fabric on top, with the patch that will be yellow completely surrounded, and the patch that will be purple hanging off the edge. Always press from the back so that seam allowances are toward the purple patch. It gets ...
Eleanor Levie, 2012

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «PURPLE PATCH»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term purple patch is used in the context of the following news items.
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Purple patch for specialist potato grower
On the vast grading and packing floor of what was once the Tascot carpet factory in Devonport, the Rattrays have hit a purple patch. "They're certainly quite dark, ... «ABC Online, Jul 15»
2
Sydney axe was spur for purple patch, says centurion Joe Root
Since his recall the boyish-faced run machine is in the midst of a purple patch -- averaging over 85 having amassed 1452 runs in 13 tests and his hot form ... «Zee News, Jul 15»
3
Five-star Dromoland hits 'purple patch'
The managing director of the five-star Dromoland Castle hotel said yesterday that the business "is going through a nice purple patch" as pre-tax profits last year ... «Irish Independent, Jun 15»
4
Habit coffee shop to open in Mount Pleasant, Purple Patch to serve …
The owners of Purple Patch, a Filipino-American restaurant in Mount Pleasant, are readying to open a coffee shop next door on Saturday. [Also read: At long last ... «Washington Post, Jun 15»
5
Battle lines drawn among foot soldiers from a purple patch
Plymouth seems to be having a minor Ukip meltdown when I arrive. The sun is out, faces are turning pink, but Nigel Farage's purple people's army is nowhere to ... «The Times, Apr 15»
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At long last, Filipino food arrives. What took it so long?
Others point to Amy Besa and Romy Dorotan at the Purple Yam in Brooklyn or the young .... Cleary, co-owner of Purple Patch, had far less time to scout a chef. «Washington Post, Apr 15»
7
First Look: Purple Patch
While Columbia Heights residents are waiting for Bad Saint to open (they've launched a Kickstarter to help with structural improvements), diners who don't feel ... «DCist.com, Apr 15»
8
Purple Patch temporarily closed after sprinkler system 'explosion'
Around 9 p.m. Saturday, with the upstairs dining room filled to capacity, the cooks at Purple Patch suddenly heard an explosion above their heads and were, ... «Washington Post, Apr 15»
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AUGUSTA DIARY: Ian Poulter's purple patch continues as Phil …
AUGUSTA DIARY: Ian Poulter's purple patch continues as Phil Mickelson is the man in black. Ian Poulter dressed all in purple for the final round at Augusta; The ... «Daily Mail, Apr 15»
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Purple Patch Now Open In Mount Pleasant With Filipino and …
Purple Patch co-owner Patrice Cleary didn't set out to be a part of any hot new Filipino food trend by featuring the cuisine on the menu of her new Mount ... «Washington City Paper, Mar 15»

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