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pleiad

Syllabification: ple·iad
Pronunciation: /ˈplēəd
 
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Definition of pleiad in English:

noun

literary
An outstanding group of seven people or things.
Example sentences
  • 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.

Origin

early 17th century: from Pleiades.

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