- 1Of or relating to the reign of James I of England: a Jacobean mansionMore example sentences
- Machiavelli himself, author of groundbreaking comedies such as the Mandragola, became a proverbial figure of evil on the Elizabethan and Jacobean stage.
- Britain's leading composer during the Elizabethan and Jacobean periods, Byrd's large, varied output included English anthems and consort songs, Latin motets and masses, and keyboard and instrumental consort music.
- Shakespeare studies call for a thorough knowledge of a wide spectrum of pre-Shakespearean, Elizabethan and Jacobean drama, the Elizabethan stage and dramaturgy.
- 1.1(Of furniture) in the style prevalent during the reign of James I, especially being the color of dark oak.More example sentences
- Church dates from 1436 and contains attractive Jacobean pews and pulpit.
- Other Cottier furniture in the Jacobean or northern Renaissance style is made of ebonized or painted mahogany.
- A large, open-arm, upholstered armchair is in the corner, and a wooden armchair with a pierced back splat in the Jacobean / colonial revival mode is in front of the chimney-piece.
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- A person who lived during the Jacobean period.More example sentences
- The approach of Elizabethans and Jacobeans to non-Europeans was normally commercial and pragmatic.
- For Dryden, the contrast between the First and Second Temples is symbolic of the relationship between contemporary Caroline poetry and that of the great Jacobeans.
- He compares the preoccupation with the extremes of the Jacobeans to the extremes of recent playwrights.
mid 19th century (in use earlier with reference to St. James): from modern Latin Jacobaeus (from ecclesiastical Latin Jacobus 'James', from Greek Iakōbos 'Jacob') + -an.
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