Auden play biographical name Au·den \ˈȯ-dən\ Definition of Auden W(ystan) H(ugh) 1907–1973 Am. (Eng.-born) poetAudenesque play \ˌȯ-də-ˈnesk\ adjective Writing? Check your grammar now! Seen and Heard What made you want to look up Auden? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).