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 neoclassic (audio) \

Definition of neoclassical

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

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

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Entering the 53-floor neoclassical building is a joy unto itself, with its marble grand staircase leading up to rooms with memorable views of the city skyline. Allison Weiss Entrekin, Condé Nast Traveler, "14 Best Hotels in Atlanta," 27 July 2018 Inside the dining room, designed to neoclassical perfection by Adam Tihany, the sensory wonder continued. Ian Malone, Vogue, "Daniel Bouloud Hosts a Decadent Dinner in Support of Citymeals on Wheels," 12 Mar. 2019 Narrow streets, Baroque and neoclassical buildings, and the red and yellow Cathedral Basilica Nuestra Señora de Guanajuato make this one of Mexico’s most captivating cities. Megan Barber, Curbed, "The 25 most colorful cities in the world," 19 Feb. 2019 Four Seasons Hotel Istanbul: The sixty-five-room neoclassical hotel is the best luxury option close to the Blue Mosque, Hagia Sophia and other prime attractions and is a pleasant fifteen-minute walk from the Grand Bazaar. Olivia Wells, Town & Country, "Secrets of Istanbul's Grand Bazaar," 14 Jan. 2013 In lower Manhattan, a Chinese construction company paid $18 million for a five-story neoclassical building at 70 Broad St. known as the American Bank Note Co. Building in 2010, for use as office and residential space. Josh Barbanel, WSJ, "Turkish Tycoon Pays $22.9 Million for Midtown Townhouse," 9 Dec. 2018 Despite the narrowness of the main facade, Wilson managed to pack all the basic, neoclassical elements of early 20th-century library design into his building, including a wide, ennobling staircase, pediment, and columns. Inga Saffron,, "The history in pictures of West Philadelphia's forgotten 'Flatiron building' | Inga Saffron," 20 May 2018 Some of its 28 guest rooms mirror neoclassical mansions, with French tapestry chairs and decorative drapery. Kristin Braswell, ELLE Decor, "Just In: Buenos Aires Is The New Paris," 19 Mar. 2018 By night the neoclassical architecture of the university was packed with the residents of Arlington and Alexandria. Nan Randall, The Atlantic, "'Charlottesville': A Government-Commissioned Story About Nuclear War," 25 Jan. 2018

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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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English Language Learners Definition of neoclassical

: relating to a style of art or architecture like the ones found in ancient Greece or Rome

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