Definition of Elizabethan in English:


Line breaks: Eliza|bethan
Pronunciation: /ɪˌlɪzəˈbiːθ(ə)n


Relating to or characteristic of the reign of Queen Elizabeth I: an Elizabethan manor house
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  • Marlowe and Shakespeare dominated late Elizabethan drama, although they did not monopolize it.
  • He imagined the characters of Julius Caesar wearing Elizabethan dress, and equipped ancient Rome with a medieval invention - the mechanical clock.
  • It is repeatedly referred to in Elizabethan drama, and influenced the policy of Thomas Cromwell, Cecil, and Leicester.


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A person alive during the reign of Queen Elizabeth I.
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  • The Elizabethans clothed this quest in poetry.
  • Although he was to gain a posthumous reputation as the last of the great Elizabethans, in his interest in colonization as in so many other things Ralegh was the exception that proves the rule.
  • The name Sir Walter Ralegh conjures up images of gallant Elizabethans and daredevil mariners in small boats defying hordes of Spaniards.

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