Definition of pleiad in English:


Syllabification: ple·iad
Pronunciation: /ˈplēəd


An outstanding group of seven people or things.
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  • From the constellation we have sketched out, there emerges an inspirational (although this a subjective preference) pleiad of authors, who in the last five years or so have produced a range of suggestive and effective literary works.
  • The Alexandrian Pleiad is the name given to a group of seven Alexandrian poets and tragedians in the 3rd century B.C.


early 17th century: from Pleiades.

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