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Shakespearean

adjective Shake·spear·ean \shāk-ˈspir-ē-ən\

Definition of Shakespearean

  1. 1 :  of, relating to, or having the characteristics of Shakespeare or his writings

  2. 2 :  evocative of a theme, setting, or event from a work of Shakespeare <Shakespearean pageantry>

1755

First Known Use of shakespearean

1755

Variants of shakespearean

or

Shakespearian

less commonly

Shaksperean

or

Shaksperian

play \shāk-ˈspir-ē-ən\

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Shakespearean

noun Shake·spear·ean

Definition of Shakespearean

  1. :  an authority on or devotee of Shakespeare

1837

First Known Use of shakespearean

1837

Variants of shakespearean

or

Shakespearian

less commonly

Shaksperean

or

Shaksperian


SHAKESPEAREAN Defined for English Language Learners

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Shakespearean

adjective Shake·spear·ean \shāk-ˈspir-ē-ən\

Definition of Shakespearean for English Language Learners

  • : of or relating to William Shakespeare or his writings


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