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Definitions for shakespearean
ʃeɪkˈspɪər i ənshake·speare·an

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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. Shakespeareannoun

    A scholar of the works of Shakespeare.

  2. Shakespeareannoun

    A person trained to act in Shakespeare's plays.

  3. Shakespeareanadjective

    Of or pertaining to, characteristic of, associated with, or suggestive of William Shakespeare (an English playwright), his works, or his authorship.

    The influence of Shakespearean works extends well into the modern era, even to such unlikely places as . Indeed, is a famed Shakespearean actor. who has commented on the connection between the two on several occasions.

  4. Shakespeareanadjective

    Derivative of Shakespeare's works or authorship.

  5. Shakespeareanadjective

    Composed of Shakespearean sonnets.


  1. shakespearean

    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".

Webster Dictionary

  1. Shakespeareanadjective

    of, pertaining to, or in the style of, Shakespeare or his works

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of shakespearean in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of shakespearean in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of shakespearean in a Sentence

  1. David Cottis:

    It's a Shakespearean play that you are unlikely to have seen before. You can put yourself in the position of how the original Jacobean audience would have seen it.

  2. Judge Eric Leach:

    This case involves a human tragedy of Shakespearean proportions, a young man overcomes huge physical disabilities to reach Olympian heights as an athlete. In doing so he becomes an international celebrity, he meets a young woman of great natural beauty and a successful model, romance blossoms, and then, ironically on Valentine’s Day, all is destroyed when he takes her life.

  3. Judge Leach:

    This is a human tragedy of Shakespearean proportions.

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    the act of giving an account describing incidents or a course of events
    • A. recital
    • B. snap
    • C. hypernym
    • D. serendipity

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