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Shakespearean

adjective Shake·spear·ean
variants: or Shakespearian or less commonly Shaksperean or Shaksperian play \shāk-ˈspir-ē-ən\

Definition of Shakespearean

1 : of, relating to, or having the characteristics of Shakespeare or his writings
2 : evocative of a theme, setting, or event from a work of Shakespeare
  • Shakespearean pageantry

First Known Use of shakespearean

1755

in the meaning defined at sense 1

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Shakespearean

noun
variants: or Shakespearian or less commonly Shaksperean or Shaksperian

Definition of Shakespearean

: an authority on or devotee of Shakespeare

First Known Use of shakespearean

1837

in the meaning defined above

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SHAKESPEAREAN Defined for English Language Learners

Shakespearean

Definition of Shakespearean for English Language Learners

  • : of or relating to William Shakespeare or his writings


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