Definition of Tennysonian in English:


Syllabification: Ten·ny·so·ni·an
Pronunciation: /ˌteniˈsōnēən


  • Relating to or in the style of Tennyson.
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    • Nowadays we see it as a piece of pleasing folklore, full of Tennysonian resonance.
    • This is not some idealised Tennysonian image of female purity.
    • They eschewed the old Tennysonian order and its sustained Edwardian echoes.


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  • An admirer or student of Tennyson or his work.
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    • Like many Tennysonians, he does not seem to have been a ready convert to his great contemporary.

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