Post-victorian



[vik-tawr-ee-uh n, -tohr-] /vɪkˈtɔr i ən, -ˈtoʊr-/

adjective
1.
of or relating to Queen Victoria or the period of her reign:
Victorian poets.
2.
having the characteristics usually attributed to the Victorians, especially prudishness and observance of the conventionalities.
3.
Architecture.

noun
4.
a person who lived during the Victorian period.
5.
a house in or imitative of the Victorian style.
/vɪkˈtɔːrɪən/
adjective
1.
of, relating to, or characteristic of Queen Victoria or the period of her reign
2.
exhibiting the characteristics popularly attributed to the Victorians, esp prudery, bigotry, or hypocrisy Compare Victorian values
3.
denoting, relating to, or having the style of architecture used in Britain during the reign of Queen Victoria, characterized by massive construction and elaborate ornamentation
4.
of or relating to Victoria (the state or any of the cities)
noun
5.
a person who lived during the reign of Queen Victoria
6.
an inhabitant of Victoria (the state or any of the cities)
adj.

1839, “belonging to or typical of the reign of Queen Victoria of Great Britain” (ruled 1837-1901). Figurative sense of “typified by prudish or outdated attitudes” is attested by 1934. The noun meaning “a person from or typical of Victorian times” is from 1876.

A descriptive term for the time when Victoria was queen of England, from 1837 to 1901. The Victorian period in England is known as a time of industrial progress, colonial expansion, and public fastidiousness in morals. The Victorian period in the United States had many of the same characteristics.

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