Pal·​la·​di·​an pə-ˈlā-dē-ən How to pronounce Palladian (audio) -ˈlä- How to pronounce Palladian (audio)
: of or relating to a revived classical style in architecture based on the works of Andrea Palladio
Palladianism noun

Examples of Palladian in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web In Venice, Leigh covered the United States’ neoclassical pavilion with a facade of wood and grass, turning the Palladian brick building into a thatched hut — an ironic backdrop for sculptures that point sincerely to African forms and history of the African diaspora. Kriston Capps, Washington Post, 3 Nov. 2023 Also employed have been the Palladian splendor of Moor Park in Rickmansworth and Goldsmiths Hall in the City (used in Season 1 for the late King’s operating theatre). James Medd, Condé Nast Traveler, 30 Oct. 2023 Andie MacDowell's 3 Children: All About Justin, Rainey and Margaret Qualley The property also features a kitchen with a custom island and marble countertops, a fireplace and a Palladian fanlight window located in the grand living room. Gabrielle Rockson, Peoplemag, 11 Sep. 2023 Main-level highlights include a spacious formal living room sporting a large Palladian fanlight window and wood-burning fireplace decorated with a stylish veined-marble surround, along with a formal dining room flaunting another large window and a ballon-like chandelier. Wendy Bowman, Robb Report, 8 Sep. 2023 When picturing a piece of Wedgwood’s iconic Jasperware—the famous ceramics featuring white reliefs of Neoclassical figures and motifs laid over a duck-egg blue—in situ, what first springs to mind is probably a grand Regency townhouse in Bath, or a sprawling Palladian estate in Yorkshire. Liam Hess, Vogue, 30 June 2023 As evidenced by the most famous home in the country at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, Neoclassical homes draw motifs from classical Greek and Roman architecture, including symmetrical facades, Palladian windows, and Greek columns. Caroline Picard, House Beautiful, 14 June 2023 The Palladian style also influenced Monticello, the James Semple House in Williamsburg and other colonial homes. Fredrick Kunkle, Washington Post, 16 May 2023 Value: $46 M Set on 2,000 acres of land in rural Ayrshire in southwestern Scotland, Dumfries House is a Palladian, 18th-century mansion purchased by Charles in 2007 for £45 million (or $89 million today) through a trust. Giacomo Tognini, Forbes, 4 May 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1718, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of Palladian was in 1718

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“Palladian.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 30 Nov. 2023.

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