proelizabethan

Elizabethan

[ih-liz-uh-bee-thuhn, -beth-uhn]
adjective
1.
of or pertaining to the reign of Elizabeth I, queen of England, or to her times: Elizabethan diplomacy; Elizabethan music.
2.
noting or pertaining to an English Renaissance style of architecture of the reign of Elizabeth I characterized by fantastic sculptured or molded ornament of German or Flemish origin, symmetrical layouts, and an emphasis on domestic architecture. Compare Jacobean ( def 2 ).
noun
3.
an English person who lived during the Elizabethan period, especially a poet or dramatist.

Origin:
1810–20; Elizabeth + -an

half-Elizabethan, adjective
post-Elizabethan, adjective
pro-Elizabethan, adjective
pseudo-Elizabethan, adjective, noun
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Elizabethan (ɪˌlɪzəˈbiːθən)
 
adj
1.  of, characteristic of, or relating to England or its culture in the age of Elizabeth I or to the United Kingdom or its culture in the age of Elizabeth II
2.  of, relating to, or designating a style of architecture used in England during the reign of Elizabeth I, characterized by moulded and sculptured ornament based on German and Flemish models
 
n
3.  a person who lived in England during the reign of Elizabeth I

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Elizabethan
1807 (Elizabethean); Coleridge (1817) has Elizabethian, and Carlyle (1840) finally attains the modern form. "Belonging to the period of Queen Elizabeth I" (1558-1603). The noun is first attested 1881. See Elizabeth.
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