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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Shakespearian, Shakespeareanadjective

    a Shakespearean scholar

  2. Shakespearian, Shakespeareanadjective

    of or relating to William Shakespeare or his works

    "Shakespearean plays"


  1. shakespearian

    William Shakespeare (bapt. 26 April 1564 – 23 April 1616) was an English playwright, poet and actor. He is widely regarded as the greatest writer in the English language and the world's pre-eminent dramatist. He is often called England's national poet and the "Bard of Avon" (or simply "the Bard"). His extant works, including collaborations, consist of some 39 plays, 154 sonnets, three long narrative poems, and a few other verses, some of uncertain authorship. His plays have been translated into every major living language and are performed more often than those of any other playwright. He remains arguably the most influential writer in the English language, and his works continue to be studied and reinterpreted. Shakespeare was born and raised in Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire. At the age of 18, he married Anne Hathaway, with whom he had three children: Susanna, and twins Hamnet and Judith. Sometime between 1585 and 1592, he began a successful career in London as an actor, writer, and part-owner of a playing company called the Lord Chamberlain's Men, later known as the King's Men. At age 49 (around 1613), he appears to have retired to Stratford, where he died three years later. Few records of Shakespeare's private life survive; this has stimulated considerable speculation about such matters as his physical appearance, his sexuality, his religious beliefs and whether the works attributed to him were written by others.Shakespeare produced most of his known works between 1589 and 1613. His early plays were primarily comedies and histories and are regarded as some of the best works produced in these genres. He then wrote mainly tragedies until 1608, among them Hamlet, Romeo and Juliet, Othello, King Lear, and Macbeth, all considered to be among the finest works in the English language. In the last phase of his life, he wrote tragicomedies (also known as romances) and collaborated with other playwrights. Many of Shakespeare's plays were published in editions of varying quality and accuracy in his lifetime. However, in 1623, John Heminges and Henry Condell, two fellow actors and friends of Shakespeare's, published a more definitive text known as the First Folio, a posthumous collected edition of Shakespeare's dramatic works that included all but two of his plays. Its Preface was a prescient poem by Ben Jonson, a former rival of Shakespeare, that hailed Shakespeare with the now famous epithet: "not of an age, but for all time".


  1. shakespearian

    Shakespearian refers to anything related to, characteristic of, or reminiscent of the works, style, or life of William Shakespeare, who was an English playwright and poet widely regarded as one of the greatest writers in the English language. The term can refer to his plays, sonnets, or style of writing, which often includes complex character development, intricate plots, and explorations of human nature and the human condition. It can also refer to actors who perform in his plays or scholars who study his work. Additionally, it can mean language or phrases that are similar to or echo the way Shakespeare wrote.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Shakespearian

    shāk-spē′ri-an, adj. pertaining to, or in the style of, Shakespeare, or his works—also Shakespē′rian, Shakspear′ean, Shakspē′rian.—n. a student of Shakespeare (1564-1616).—n.pl. Shakespeariā′na, details or learning connected with Shakespeare and his writings.—n. Shakespea′rianism, anything peculiar to Shakespeare.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Shakespearian in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Shakespearian in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Examples of Shakespearian in a Sentence

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    This is just another example of the almost Shakespearian drama that has unfolded between Nick Heras and Turkey since 2016, there is a real sentiment within the pro-Erdogan camp that the US was covertly a backer of the 2016 coup against Erdogan Erdogan.

  2. United States:

    This is just another example of the almost Shakespearian drama that has unfolded between United States and Turkey since 2016, there is a real sentiment within the pro-Erdogan camp that the US was covertly a backer of the 2016 coup against Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

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