Victoriana

noun

Vic·​to·​ri·​ana (ˌ)vik-ˌtȯr-ē-ˈa-nə How to pronounce Victoriana (audio) -ˈä- How to pronounce Victoriana (audio)
-ˈā-
: materials concerning or characteristic of the Victorian age
also : a collection of such materials

Examples of Victoriana in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Think gorgeously made leather luggage, Victoriana white lace dresses, piano shawls, and more. Lilah Ramzi, Vogue, 22 Apr. 2024 The collection was inspired by Victoriana and, more specifically, 19th-century shadow puppets. Fiona Sinclair Scott, CNN, 21 Feb. 2024 Retro-futurist Victoriana and storybook whimsy abound, from Bella’s gothic-chic wardrobe to God’s Moreauvian menagerie of animal experiments gone awry. Ann Hornaday, Washington Post, 4 Dec. 2023 Painting the walls pale chartreuse will set the stage for Atomic-era furnishings much better than a deeper color from the age of Victoriana. Kristen Hartke, Washington Post, 18 Oct. 2023

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Word History

Etymology

Queen Victoria + English -ana

First Known Use

1940, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Victoriana was in 1940

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“Victoriana.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Victoriana. Accessed 22 Jun. 2024.

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