Definition of Biedermeier in English:

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Biedermeier

Pronunciation: /ˈbiːdəˌmʌɪə/

adjective

Denoting or relating to a style of furniture and interior decoration current in Germany in the period 1815–48, characterized by restraint, conventionality, and utilitarianism.
Example sentences
  • Despite regional variations Biedermeier style is therefore staid, sober, and particular, eschewing heroics and drama.
  • Transparent enameled beakers in the Biedermeier style were manufactured in the late 19th and 20th centuries.
  • Built in the Empire and Biedermeier styles, the grounds include a turf-roofed sauna and a chapel dating from 1925.

Origin

From the name of Gottlieb Biedermaier, a fictitious German provincial schoolmaster and poet created by L. Eichrodt (1854).

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