Jac·​o·​be·​an ˌja-kə-ˈbē-ən How to pronounce Jacobean (audio)
: of, relating to, or characteristic of James I of England or his age
Jacobean noun

Examples of Jacobean in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Built in the early 1650s, Drax Hall is believed to be the oldest Jacobean structure in the western hemisphere. Time, 6 July 2023 Ever since this Jacobean-style dwelling was built in 1611, it’s remained in the Cecil family, with Robert Gascoyne-Cecil, the 7th Marquess of Salisbury, being the current owner. Mary Elizabeth Andriotis, House Beautiful, 23 Mar. 2021

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Word History


New Latin Jacobaeus, from Jacobus James

First Known Use

1844, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Jacobean was in 1844

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“Jacobean.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Jacobean. Accessed 19 Jun. 2024.

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