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Wagnerian

[vahg-neer-ee-uh n] /vɑgˈnɪər i ən/
adjective
1.
of, pertaining to, or characteristic of Richard Wagner or his works:
Wagnerian grandeur; a Wagnerian soprano.
noun
2.
Also, Wagnerite
[vahg-nuh-rahyt] /ˈvɑg nəˌraɪt/ (Show IPA)
. a follower or admirer of the music or theories of Richard Wagner.
Origin
1870-1875
1870-75; Wagner + -ian
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British Dictionary definitions for Wagnerian

Wagnerian

/vɑːɡˈnɪərɪən/
adjective
1.
of or suggestive of the dramatic musical compositions of Richard Wagner, their massive scale, dramatic and emotional intensity, etc
2.
denoting or relating to a singer who has a voice suitable for singing Wagner
3.
of or relating to a big, powerful, or domineering woman: a Wagnerian maiden
noun
4.
a follower or disciple of the music or theories of Richard Wagner
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