post·​clas·​si·​cal ˌpōs(t)-ˈkla-si-kəl How to pronounce postclassical (audio)
variants or postclassic
: of or relating to a period (as in art, literature, or civilization) following a classical one

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Only two months later, after the assassination of James Meredith, the new chairman emerged from a Mississippi jail and popularized the phrase that would become the rallying cry of this postclassical struggle: Black power. Blair Mcclendon, The New Republic, 24 May 2021

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Word History

First Known Use

1851, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of postclassical was in 1851

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Cite this Entry

“Postclassical.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 31 Mar. 2023.

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