Shakespeareana

plural noun

Shake·​spear·​eana (ˌ)shāk-ˌspir-ē-ˈa-nə How to pronounce Shakespeareana (audio)
-ˈä-,
-ˈā-
variants or Shakespeariana
: collected items by, about, or relating to Shakespeare

Examples of Shakespeareana in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Still, little about his early life indicated Folger would amass the largest collection of Shakespeareana in the world: the Folger Shakespeare Library, which has been the envy of other collectors and a lifeline to generations of Shakespeare scholars. Andrea Mays, Smithsonian Magazine, 14 May 2024

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Word History

First Known Use

1718, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of Shakespeareana was in 1718

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“Shakespeareana.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Shakespeareana. Accessed 21 Jul. 2024.

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