of or relating to the Frankish dynasty that reigned in France a.d. 751–987, first under Charlemagne, and in Germany until a.d. 911.
pertaining to or designating the arts, script, or culture of the Carolingian period, chiefly characterized by a revival of the forms of classical antiquity modified by ecclesiastical requirements: Carolingian renaissance.
a member of the Carolingian dynasty. Abbreviation: Carol.
- post-Car·o·lin·gi·an, adjective
- pre-Car·o·lin·gi·an, adjective
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How to use Carolingian in a sentence
A girdle ornament in gold, set with garnets (fig. 28), is an example of Carolingian design of a high class.
Now the Emperor is putting on his domestic robes, we said a new dress, and after the old Carolingian pattern.
It is predominant among the theologians of the Carolingian time.The Influence of the Bible on Civilisation | Ernst Von Dobschutz
Each may be said to have passed through a Merovingian stage, and to have rebuilt itself larger and finer in Carolingian times.How France Built Her Cathedrals | Elizabeth Boyle O'Reilly
While some portion may be Romanesque, it is uncommon to find any Carolingian vestige remaining.How France Built Her Cathedrals | Elizabeth Boyle O'Reilly
British Dictionary definitions for Carolingian
of or relating to the Frankish dynasty founded by Pepin the Short, son of Charles Martel, which ruled in France from 751–987 ad and in Germany until 911 ad
a member of the dynasty of the Carolingian Franks
- Also called: Carlovingian, Carolinian
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