Definition of Miltonian in English:


Pronunciation /milˈtōnēən/ /mɪlˈtoʊniən/


  • Relating to or characteristic of the English poet John Milton or his works.

    ‘a Miltonian epic’
    • ‘Her words are measured like Miltonian syllables.’
    • ‘An eight-line Emily Dickinson poem can stand beside a Miltonian epic and not look small, except in word count.’
    • ‘There is a Miltonian undertone to this poem.’