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Wagnerian Syllabification: Wag·ne·ri·an
Pronunciation: /väɡˈnirēən/

Definition of Wagnerian in English:


1Of, relating to, or characteristic of the operas of Richard Wagner.
Example sentences
  • One would be hard-pressed to guess that the man singing here is a famous Wagnerian heldentenor.
  • He is also the company vocal coach, and a Wagnerian singer himself.
  • Soon afterward the Wagnerian music drama assumed this role and status, and became the New German rallying point.
1.1Having the enormous dramatic scale and intensity of a Wagner opera: a strategic predicament of positively Wagnerian proportions
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  • As the event draws near you can expect my anxieties to be well aired here at Wagnerian length and pitch.
  • Does the character being reprimanded remind you of any Wagnerian MP for Kensington?
  • It is a straightforward scam of positively Wagnerian proportions.


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An admirer of Wagner or his music.
Example sentences
  • Pappano is a great conductor of Italian music, but he is no natural Wagnerian.
  • He was a prominent Swedish Wagnerian, translating both Wagner's writings and Tristan.
  • Boldly staged and brilliantly performed,… it was also an extremely rewarding evening for Wagnerians.

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