[ kar-uh-lee-uhn ]

  1. characteristic of the time of Charles I and II of England: a Carolean costume.

Origin of Carolean

1645–55; <Medieval Latin Carolae(us) (Carol(us) Charles + Latin -aeus adj. suffix) + -an

Words Nearby Carolean Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2024

How to use Carolean in a sentence

  • Other collectors prefer the term Carolean for a portion of the above period, which is equally misleading.

    Chats on Old Furniture | Arthur Hayden
  • A Carolean pulpit stood against a pillar, with reading-desk and clerk's box underneath.

    The Parish Clerk (1907) | Peter Hampson Ditchfield
  • The p. 13supposed connexion with the Carolean Chief Justice is more than doubtful.