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Shakespearean

[sheyk-speer-ee-uh n] /ʃeɪkˈspɪər i ən/
adjective
1.
of, pertaining to, or suggestive of Shakespeare or his works.
noun
2.
a Shakespearean scholar; a specialist in the study of the works of Shakespeare.
Also, Shakespearian.
Origin
1810-1820
1810-20; Shakespeare + -an
Related forms
Shakespeareanism, Shakespearianism, noun
half-Shakespearean, adjective
non-Shakespearean, adjective
non-Shakespearian, adjective
post-Shakespearean, adjective
post-Shakespearian, adjective
pre-Shakespearean, adjective
pre-Shakespearian, adjective
pseudo-Shakespearean, adjective
pseudo-Shakespearian, adjective
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Shakespearean

/ʃeɪkˈspɪərɪən/
adjective
1.
of, relating to, or characteristic of Shakespeare or his works
noun
2.
a student of or specialist in Shakespeare's works
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