Wagnerian

adjective
Wag·ne·ri·an | \väg-ˈnir-ē-ən, -ˈner- \

Definition of Wagnerian 

(Entry 1 of 2)

: of, relating to, characteristic, or suggestive of Wagner or his music, stage operas, or theories

Wagnerian

noun

Definition of Wagnerian (Entry 2 of 2)

: an admirer of the musical theories and style of Wagner

First Known Use of Wagnerian

Adjective

1868, in the meaning defined above

Noun

1874, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Wagnerian

Adjective

Richard Wagner

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