Meaning of Piranesian in English:

Piranesian

adjective

  • Of, resembling, or characteristic of the architectural style or theories of Piranesi, especially in being fancifully or gloomily neoclassical.

Pronunciation

Piranesian

/ˌpɪrəˈneɪzɪən/ /ˌpɪrəˈneɪʒn/

Origin

1920s; earliest use found in Aldous Huxley (1894–1963), writer. From the name of Giovanni Battista Piranesi, Italian architect and artist + -an.