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Early English

adjective

  1. pertaining to the first style of Gothic architecture in England, ending in the latter half of the 13th century, characterized by the use of lancet arches, plate tracery, and narrow openings.


Early English

noun

  1. a style of architecture used in England in the 12th and 13th centuries, characterized by lancet arches, narrow openings, and plate tracery


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Word History and Origins

Origin of Early English1

First recorded in 1800–10

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Example Sentences

The arches escaped, and are splendid specimens of Early English, "of the Pointed style in all the purity of its first period."

These piers support the Early English arches, with dog-tooth ornament large in the interior, small in the exterior.

It is of Early English date; and before 1292 was situated within the choir.

The decorations of the capitals of the Early English columns are not so elaborate as those in the north choir aisle.

Chancel and south transept are Early English, and the south doorway very excellent Norman.

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