\ ˈēlēən, -lyən;sometimes ˈel-, which appears to have been the pronunciation used by Lamb \

Definition of Elian

: of, relating to, or like the essayist Lamb or his writing that Elian technique— W. H. Gardner

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History and Etymology for Elian

Elia, pseudonym of Charles Lamb †1834 English essayist and critic + English -an

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“Elian.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Elian. Accessed 14 Jul. 2020.

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