( Circa 1342–1400), English poet. His most famous work, the Canterbury Tales (circa 1387–1400), is a cycle of linked tales told by a group of pilgrims. His skills of characterization, humour, and versatility established him as the first great English poet. Other notable works: Troilus and Criseyde (1385).
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- Dryden's words appeared in the Preface to his own translations of Chaucer and other poets, launching the flood of Chaucerian modernisations that were lapped up by the 18th century reader.
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Pronunciation: /tʃɔːˈsɪərɪən/adjective & noun
Definition of Chaucer, Geoffrey in:
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