- of, relating to, or characteristic of Richard Wagner or his works: Wagnerian grandeur; a Wagnerian soprano.
- Also Wag·ner·ite [vahg-nuh-rahyt] /ˈvɑg nəˌraɪt/. a follower or admirer of the music or theories of Richard Wagner.
Origin of Wagnerian
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Examples from the Web for wagnerian
But it was Berlin that was on the march—"the blood is there, and the hope, and the moody, lustful Wagnerian temperament."Before the Fall: What Did the World Look Like in 1913?
June 9, 2013
With Shakespeare there is no Wagnerian, Euripidean "apologia."Visions and Revisions
John Cowper Powys
Almost all later music, and much of the earlier, sounds Wagnerian.Contemporary American Composers
His orchestral prelude, however, reverts to an earlier Wagnerian type.
On the other hand, we do not agree with the criticism that "Gerontius" is Wagnerian music.
That is to say, the music is continuous, as in Wagnerian musical drama.
- of or suggestive of the dramatic musical compositions of Richard Wagner, their massive scale, dramatic and emotional intensity, etc
- denoting or relating to a singer who has a voice suitable for singing Wagner
- of or relating to a big, powerful, or domineering womana Wagnerian maiden
- a follower or disciple of the music or theories of Richard Wagner
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