[ mil-ton-ik ]
/ mɪlˈtɒn ɪk /


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


pseu·do-Mil·ton·ic, adjective Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for miltonian

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

  • 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.

    Imaginary Interviews|W. D. Howells
  • Decidedly the town of Penarth must adopt this Miltonian line as its motto.

British Dictionary definitions for miltonian


Miltonian (mɪlˈtəʊnɪən)

/ (mɪlˈtɒnɪk) /


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