Definition of Palladian in English:

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Pronunciation: /pəˈleɪdɪən/


Relating to or denoting the neoclassical style of Andrea Palladio, in particular with reference to the phase of English architecture from circa 1715, when there was a revival of interest in Palladio and his English follower, Inigo Jones, and a reaction against the baroque.
Example sentences
  • Even window glazing bars, elements that do so much to give the detailed scale of Palladian and Neo-Classical architecture, were usually omitted from elevation drawings.
  • As patron to numerous architects, he revived the pure Palladian style of Inigo Jones and almost bankrupted himself in the process.
  • NEW research has linked work which transformed Lydiard Mansion to Palladian revival architect Roger Morris.



Pronunciation: /pəˈleɪdɪənɪz(ə)m/
Example sentences
  • The first is that he has grasped the dead hand of that perennial curse of English architecture: Palladianism.
  • Burlington's protégé was William Kent, and together they promoted Palladianism for the next thirty years.
  • The finished form of the building is suitably monumental, built in a baroque style that eschews the more mannered Palladianism favoured for most contemporary commissions.

Words that rhyme with Palladian

Acadian, Akkadian, Arcadian, Barbadian, Canadian, circadian, Grenadian, Hadean, Orcadian, radian, steradian

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Line breaks: Pal|la¦dian

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