Definition of Caroline in English:

Caroline

Line breaks: Caro|line
Pronunciation: /ˈkarəlʌɪn
 
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adjective

1 (also Carolean /-ˈliːən/) Relating to the reigns of Charles I and II of England: a Caroline poet
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  • Recently, I discovered that it is the only Carolean house in the area, dating from the time of Charles II.
  • In its range and quality this œuvre, together with many commissions depicting the Caroline aristocracy, was without precedent in England.
  • Van Dyck's success lay in his ability to portray the poetic ideals that sustained the Caroline court.
2 another term for Carolingian. Caroline minuscule
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  • The Caroline minuscule, however, had a relatively weak impact on the writing habits of Italian notaries, who remained faithful to the cursive style.

Origin

early 17th century: from medieval Latin Carolus 'Charles'.

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