Definition of Shakespeare, William in English:

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Shakespeare, William

Pronunciation: /ˈSHākˌspi(ə)r/
(1564–1616), English playwright. His plays are written mostly in blank verse and include comedies, historical plays, the Greek and Roman plays, enigmatic comedies, the great tragedies, and the group of tragicomedies with which he ended his career. He also wrote more than 150 sonnets, which were published in 1609, as well as narrative poems.

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Syllabification: Shake·speare, William

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