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  1. of or relating to the poet Milton or his writings.
  2. resembling Milton's majestic style.
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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
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Examples from the Web for miltonic

Historical Examples

  • Keats broke the poem off because it was too 'Miltonic', and it is easy to see what he meant.

    Keats: Poems Published in 1820

    John Keats

  • But the last of the three is the essential of Miltonic blank verse.


    Sir Walter Alexander Raleigh

  • And the Miltonic fable of the offended creator and the sacrificial son!

  • They are, using the word in the Miltonic sense, obscene—like owls.

  • It is a great relief to me, that my Miltonic labours are suspended.

British Dictionary definitions for miltonic


Miltonian (mɪlˈtəʊnɪən)

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