Definition of Tudor in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈt(y)o͞odər/


1Relating 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.
Example sentences
  • 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.


A member of the Tudor dynasty.
Example sentences
  • 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.

Words that rhyme with Tudor

Barbuda, barracuda, Bermuda, brooder, Buxtehude, colluder, deluder, excluder, intruder, Judah, Luda, Neruda, obtruder

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Syllabification: Tu·dor

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