Elizabethan

 /ɪˌlɪzəˈbiːθən/



WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2015
E•liz•a•be•than  (i liz′ə bēthən, -bethən), 
adj. 
  1. World Historyof or pertaining to the reign of Elizabeth I, queen of England, or to her times:Elizabethan diplomacy; Elizabethan music.
  2. Architecture, World Historynoting or pertaining to an English Renaissance style of architecture of the reign of Elizabeth I characterized by fantastic sculptured or molded ornament of German or Flemish origin, symmetrical layouts, and an emphasis on domestic architecture. Cf. Jacobean (def. 2).

n. 
  • World Historyan English person who lived during the Elizabethan period, esp. a poet or dramatist.
  • Etymology:
    • Elizabeth + -an 1810–20


    Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::

    Elizabethan /ɪˌlɪzəˈbiːθən/ adj
    1. of, characteristic of, or relating to England or its culture in the age of Elizabeth I or to the United Kingdom or its culture in the age of Elizabeth II
    2. of, relating to, or designating a style of architecture used in England during the reign of Elizabeth I, characterized by moulded and sculptured ornament based on German and Flemish models
    n
    1. a person who lived in England during the reign of Elizabeth I



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