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Nabokovian

[ nab-uh-koh-vee-uhn ]
/ ˌnæb əˈkoʊ vi ən /
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adjective

of, pertaining to, characteristic of, or resembling the literary style of Vladimir Nabokov: a sly, Nabokovian sense of the absurd.

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Origin of Nabokovian

First recorded in 1955–60; Nabokov + -ian
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