Augustan

adjective

Au·​gus·​tan ȯ-ˈgə-stən How to pronounce Augustan (audio)
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1
: of, relating to, or characteristic of Augustus Caesar or his age
2
: of, relating to, or characteristic of the neoclassical period in England
Augustan noun

Word History

First Known Use

1587, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of Augustan was in 1587

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Cite this Entry

“Augustan.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Augustan. Accessed 5 Mar. 2024.

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