post·​me·​di·​e·​val ˌpōst-ˌmē-ˈdē-vəl How to pronounce postmedieval (audio)
: of, relating to, occurring in, or characteristic of the period following the Middle Ages
postmedieval Europe
the postmedieval period

Word History

First Known Use

1851, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of postmedieval was in 1851

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“Postmedieval.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 May. 2024.

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