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[mid-vik-tawr-ee-uh n, -tohr-] /ˈmɪd vɪkˈtɔr i ən, -ˈtoʊr-/
of, relating to, or characteristic of the middle portion (about 1850 to 1890) of the reign of Queen Victoria (reigned 1837–1901) in England:
mid-Victorian writers.
a person, as a writer, belonging to the mid-Victorian time.
a person of mid-Victorian tastes, standards, ideas, etc.
Origin of mid-Victorian
First recorded in 1900-05
Related forms
mid-Victorianism, noun Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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Historical Examples
  • The very sight of the mid-Victorian furniture gave him confidence.

  • They were square, capable shoulders, with no mid-Victorian droop about them.

    The Trail of the Hawk Sinclair Lewis
  • In the mid-Victorian red plush of his club, too, he is comfortable.

    The Merry-Go-Round Carl Van Vechten
  • “Your style always was distinctly mid-Victorian,” Jimmie murmured.

    Turn About Eleanor Ethel M. Kelley
  • Specimen of mid-Victorian abode—entrance, one shilling, with catalogue.

  • "She is not the early-or mid-Victorian old lady," was Palliser's reply.

    T. Tembarom Frances Hodgson Burnett
  • It exemplifies the worst excesses of the mid-Victorian period.

    Kathleen Christopher Morley
  • And by summoning the memories of a mid-Victorian childhood she actually succeeded.

    The Vanity Girl Compton Mackenzie
  • The design of the plate is typical of early- to mid-Victorian taste.

    American Military Insignia 1800-1851 J. Duncan Campbell and Edgar M. Howell.
  • She was an old-fashioned creature, mid-Victorian in her sincerity.

    The Precipice Elia Wilkinson Peattie
British Dictionary definitions for mid-Victorian


(Brit, history) of or relating to the middle period of the reign of Queen Victoria (1837–1901)
a person of the mid-Victorian era
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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