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[mid-vik-tawr-ee-uh n, -tohr-]
  1. of, relating to, or characteristic of the middle portion (about 1850 to 1890) of the reign of Queen Victoria (reigned 1837–1901) in England: mid-Victorian writers.
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  1. a person, as a writer, belonging to the mid-Victorian time.
  2. a person of mid-Victorian tastes, standards, ideas, etc.
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Origin of mid-Victorian

First recorded in 1900–05
Related formsmid-Vic·to·ri·an·ism, noun
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Examples from the Web for mid-victorian

Historical Examples

  • The very sight of the Mid-Victorian furniture gave him confidence.

    The Strange Case of Mortimer Fenley

    Louis Tracy

  • They were square, capable shoulders, with no mid-Victorian droop about them.

    The Trail of the Hawk

    Sinclair Lewis

  • In the mid-Victorian red plush of his club, too, he is comfortable.

    The Merry-Go-Round

    Carl Van Vechten

  • “Your style always was distinctly mid-Victorian,” Jimmie murmured.

    Turn About Eleanor

    Ethel M. Kelley

  • Specimen of mid-Victorian abode—entrance, one shilling, with catalogue.

British Dictionary definitions for mid-victorian


  1. British history of or relating to the middle period of the reign of Queen Victoria (1837–1901)
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  1. a person of the mid-Victorian era
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