Definition of preclassical in English:

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Pronunciation: /prēˈklasək(ə)l/


Relating to a time before a period regarded as classical, especially in music, literature, or history.
Example sentences
  • Look out for Glossa, a Spanish label rich in little-known pre-classical and classical music.
  • From the fifth century onwards, the species of large animals, whether cattle, sheep, swine, or even poultry, disappear and were replaced everywhere, until the end of the middle ages, by the smaller breeds of the pre-classical period.
  • Susan C. Jarratt's article, ‘Sappho's Memory,’ offers an exploration of the relationship between gender and memory in pre-classical and classical Greece and Rome by exploring the spaces in which and about which Sappho wrote.

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Syllabification: pre·clas·si·cal

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