Meaning of Tolkienesque in English:


Pronunciation /ˈtɒlkiːnɛsk/


  • Of or reminiscent of the novels of J. R. R. Tolkien, especially with reference to the fantastical characters and dramatic landscapes that they portray.

    ‘the traditional Tolkienesque fantasy setting’
    • ‘The nods to the traditional Tolkienesque fantasy setting are as countless as they are obvious.’
    • ‘There was only one picture - and that's a Tolkienesque map.’
    • ‘Gently rolling hills, Tolkienesque forests and burbling streams are displayed at their best in perfect frosty weather.’
    • ‘Some are Tolkienesque games where you might be an elf or a dwarf fighting against dragons and goblins.’
    • ‘The mist has given the woods a distinctly Tolkienesque atmosphere.’