[ US /ˌɛɫɪzəˈbiθən/ ]
of or relating to Elizabeth I of England or to the age in which she ruled as queen
a person who lived during the reign of Elizabeth I
William Shakespeare was an Elizabethan
How To Use Elizabethan In A Sentence
- The great house they built may just be ridges in the field to the south-west of the church, but you feel you have met them, Sir Arthur Throckmorton, an Elizabethan squire, and his wife.
- England stood forth as the centre of opposition against Philip, and under the unwilling leadership of Elizabeth entered on its epic period of heroism, was stimulated to that remarkable outburst of energy and intellect and power which we call the Elizabethan age. The Great Events by Famous Historians, Volume 10
- Although religious imagery was excluded from the churches, the Elizabethan government did not prohibit its use elsewhere. The Times Literary Supplement
- Thus an Elizabethan ‘Homer’ could well mean an English translation of an Italian redaction, or of a French or Latin version of the Greek original.
- an Elizabethan tragedy admissive of comic scenes
- The libretto imports a number of Elizabethan lyrics which add to the overall lyrical quality of the work.
- Sherman typically enacts a series of portraits - Elizabethan whores, gangster's molls, and now a series of clowns.
- It will be modelled on the Elizabethan galleried theatres in the shape of a horseshoe, with a projecting stage.
- It was truly one of the greatest adventures of the age, and historic, for here we get the word El Dorado, used for the first time in the history of discovery -- the legendary land of gold which was never found, but which attracted all the Elizabethan sailors to this romantic country. A Book of Discovery The History of the World's Exploration, From the Earliest Times to the Finding of the South Pole
- Played with mercurial Elan by Joseph Fiennes, Shakespeare gets unlocked when he meets Viola de Lesseps (Gwyneth Paltrow, sizzling with sensual intelligence), a stage-struck young aristocrat who disguises herself as a boy so she can act in the males-only Elizabethan theater. Close-Up On Will