of or relating to the poet Milton or his writings.
resembling Milton's majestic style.

Also Mil·to·ni·an [mil-toh-nee-uh n] /mɪlˈtoʊ ni ən/.

Origin of Miltonic

First recorded in 1700–10; Milton + -ic
Related formspseu·do-Mil·ton·ic, adjective Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for miltonian

Historical Examples of miltonian

  • But the Miltonian word gives the reason of serenity: the root and branch intricacy of closest knowledge and fellowship.

  • Decidedly the town of Penarth must adopt this Miltonian line as its motto.

  • Now I remember, you were against me this morning, and were quite Miltonian and manufacturing in your preferences.'

    North and South

    Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell

  • In fact, they possessed him of a high degree of Miltonian culture, which was what one wanted to have with respect to any poet.

British Dictionary definitions for miltonian


Miltonian (mɪlˈtəʊnɪən)


characteristic of or resembling Milton's literary style, esp in being sublime and majestic
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