Meaning of Elizabethan
Pronunciation: (i-liz"u-bē'thun, -beth'un), [key]
- of or pertaining to the reign of Elizabeth I, queen of England, or to her times: Elizabethan diplomacy; Elizabethan music.
- noting or pertaining to an English Renaissance style of architecture of the reign of Elizabeth I characterized by fantastic sculptured or molded ornament of German or Flemish origin, symmetrical layouts, and an emphasis on domestic architecture. Cf. Jacobean (def. 2).
- an English person who lived during the Elizabethan period, esp. a poet or dramatist.
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