neo·​clas·​si·​cal | \ ˌnē-ō-ˈkla-si-kəl How to pronounce neoclassical (audio) \
variants: or less commonly neoclassic \ ˌnē-​ō-​ˈkla-​sik How to pronounce neoclassical (audio) \

Definition of neoclassical

: of, relating to, or constituting a revival or adaptation of the classical especially in literature, music, art, or architecture

Other Words from neoclassical

neoclassicism \ ˌnē-​ō-​ˈkla-​sə-​ˌsi-​zəm How to pronounce neoclassical (audio) \ noun
neoclassicist \ ˌnē-​ō-​ˈkla-​sə-​sist How to pronounce neoclassical (audio) \ noun or adjective

Examples of neoclassical in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The elegant neoclassical façade invites guests to a Parisian, warm and cozy atmosphere. Cécilia Pelloux, Forbes, 31 July 2022 His art is often divided into stages — the Blue Period, the Rose Period, cubism and neoclassical period, to name a few. Martina Schimitschek, San Diego Union-Tribune, 24 July 2022 The couple purchased a magnificent five-story neoclassical mansion, designed by architect Willis Polk shortly after the 1906 earthquake. James Reginato, Town & Country, 5 July 2022 The company is searching for proficient artists familiar with dancing classical, neoclassical, and contemporary repertoire. Hartford Courant, 22 June 2022 The Landestheater, a handsome neoclassical pile with four hundred and ninety-one seats, was built at the behest of Ernst I, Albert’s father. Alex Ross, The New Yorker, 13 June 2022 The film’s immediacy suggests a neoclassical version of Le Gai Savoir. Armond White, National Review, 10 June 2022 The Standard Oil tycoon employed Carrère and Hastings, the firm famed for its design of The New York Public Library, to realize this 75-room, neoclassical Beaux-Arts mansion. Lilah Ramzi, Vogue, 19 May 2022 The most notable demographic change has been a 15 percent decline in the population of this once-booming river port; the neoclassical coliseum where Wallace spoke now hosts bingo nights in a downtown that is all but empty after 5 p.m. Washington Post, 19 May 2022 See More

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First Known Use of neoclassical

1877, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for neoclassical

neo- + classical or classic entry 1

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“Neoclassical.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 Aug. 2022.

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