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[mil-ton-ik] /mɪlˈtɒn ɪk/
of or relating to the poet Milton or his writings.
resembling Milton's majestic style.
Also, Miltonian
[mil-toh-nee-uh n] /mɪlˈtoʊ ni ən/ (Show IPA)
Origin of Miltonic
First recorded in 1700-10; Milton + -ic
Related forms
pseudo-Miltonic, adjective Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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Examples from the Web for miltonian
Historical Examples
  • But the miltonian word gives the reason of serenity: the root and branch intricacy of closest knowledge and fellowship.

    Proserpina, Volume 1 John Ruskin
  • Decidedly the town of Penarth must adopt this miltonian line as its motto.

  • Now I remember, you were against me this morning, and were quite miltonian and manufacturing in your preferences.'

    North and South Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell
  • In fact, they possessed him of a high degree of miltonian culture, which was what one wanted to have with respect to any poet.

    Imaginary Interviews W. D. Howells
British Dictionary definitions for miltonian


characteristic of or resembling Milton's literary style, esp in being sublime and majestic
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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