Definition of Tennysonian in English:


Pronunciation /ˌtenəˈsōnēən/ /ˌtɛnəˈsoʊniən/


  • Relating to or in the style of Tennyson.

    ‘Nowadays we see it as a piece of pleasing folklore, full of Tennysonian resonance.’
    • ‘This is not some idealised Tennysonian image of female purity.’
    • ‘They eschewed the old Tennysonian order and its sustained Edwardian echoes.’


  • An admirer or student of Tennyson or his work.

    • ‘Like many Tennysonians, he does not seem to have been a ready convert to his great contemporary.’