Elizabethian

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Elizabeth +‎ -ian

Adjective[edit]

Elizabethian (comparative more Elizabethian, superlative most Elizabethian)

  1. Of or pertaining to Queen Elizabeth.
    • 1817 [1983], Samuel Taylor Coleridge, Biographia Literaria [1]
      Both in respect of this and of the former excellence, Mr. Wordsworth strikingly resembles Samuel Daniel, one of the golden writers of our golden Elizabethian age, now most causelessly neglected: [...]
    • 1850 [1996], Charles Dickens, David Copperfield [2]
      This was bad enough; but, as the philosophic Dane observes, with that universal applicability which distinguishes the illustrious ornament of the Elizabethian Era, worse remains behind.
    • 1995, Bruno Nettl, Heartland Excursions [3]
      The correlation between costume and musical category is so strong that a hearing-impaired person could usually identify style and category by noting whether the musicians wear tuxedos, blazers, turtlenecks, robes, dhotis, Elizabethian garb, T-shirts with holes, or leather jackets.

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