Main definitions of Websterian in English

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Websterian1

Pronunciation /wɛbˈstɪərɪən/

adjective

  • Of, relating to, or characteristic of John Webster (1580–1638) or his plays.

    Webster's most notable works are the revenge tragedies The White Devil (1612) and The Duchess of Malfi (1623). His work has been praised for its poetic sensibility but also criticized for excessive use of horror.

Origin

Early 19th century. From the name John Webster, English dramatist + -ian.

Main definitions of Websterian in English

: Websterian1Websterian2

Websterian2

Pronunciation /wɛbˈstɪərɪən/

adjective

  • Of, relating to, or characteristic of Noah Webster, his dictionary, or any dictionary based on his.

Origin

Early 19th century. From the name of Noah Webster + -ian.