Definition of Tudor in English:


Syllabification: Tu·dor
Pronunciation: /ˈt(y)o͞odər


  • 1Of or relating to the English royal dynasty that held the throne from the accession of Henry VII in 1485 until the death of Elizabeth I in 1603.
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    • A period of consensus and stability followed the accession to the throne of the Tudor king Henry VII in 1495.
    • Its position on the Thames made it convenient for receptions and it became a major Tudor palace: Henry VIII and his daughters Mary and Elizabeth were born there.
    • He served as a principal secretary to four successive Tudor monarchs, from Henry VIII to the early reign of Queen Elizabeth.
  • 1.1Of, denoting, or relating to the prevalent architectural style of the Tudor period, characterized especially by half-timbering.
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    • The architecture is Tudor style, complete with turreted parapets, fortified towers, arches and battlements.
    • The original stable had been designed in the Tudor style of the main house.
    • A feature of the building is the departure from current architectural trends in favour of the Tudor style.


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  • A member of the Tudor dynasty.
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    • In fact he was a Tudor, the love child of Queen Elizabeth I and her beloved favourite Robert Dudley, Earl of Leicester.
    • Edward might have been young, but he was a Tudor to his bones, supernaturally intelligent, pigheaded, volatile when provoked, and most of all forceful, as forceful as a hurricane.

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