[ leer ]
/ lɪər /
Edward,1812–88, English writer of humorous verse and landscape painter.
(italics) King Lear.
What Is Literary Apostrophe?Apostrophes in literature were used a lot in the early 1900s and before, but today they’re much less common. Sometimes you’ll still see them in poems, plays, and songs. You’ve definitely heard them in everyday speech.
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British Dictionary definitions for edward lear
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Edward. 1812–88, English humorist and painter, noted for his illustrated nonsense poems and limericks
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