Holmes·​ian ˈhōm-zē-ən How to pronounce Holmesian (audio)
 also  ˈhōlm-
: of, characteristic of, or suggestive of the detective Sherlock Holmes

Word History


Sherlock Holmes, detective in stories by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

First Known Use

1929, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Holmesian was in 1929

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“Holmesian.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Holmesian. Accessed 18 Jun. 2024.

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