Pre-Raphaelite

noun
Pre-Ra·​pha·​el·​ite | \ (ˌ)prē-ˈra-fē-ə-ˌlīt How to pronounce Pre-Raphaelite (audio) , -ˈrā-, -ˈrä- \

Definition of Pre-Raphaelite

1a : a member of a brotherhood of artists formed in England in 1848 to restore the artistic principles and practices regarded as characteristic of Italian art before Raphael
b : an artist or writer influenced by this brotherhood
2 : a modern artist dedicated to restoring early Renaissance ideals or methods

Other Words from Pre-Raphaelite

Pre-Raphaelite adjective
Pre-Raphaelitism \ (ˌ)prē-​ˈra-​fē-​ə-​ˌlī-​ˌti-​zəm How to pronounce Pre-Raphaelitism (audio) , -​ˈrā-​ , -​ˈrä-​ \ noun

First Known Use of Pre-Raphaelite

1850, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

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“Pre-Raphaelite.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Pre-Raphaelite. Accessed 29 Nov. 2020.

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