noun, plural poets laureate.
Origin of poet laureate
Related Words for poet laureatelaureate
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Historical Examples of poet laureate
Among others the poet-laureate, Southey, remonstrated with Shelley.A History of the Nineteenth Century, Year by Year
But would he not feel, even if no one else knew it, that he was the poet-laureate of a corporation?That Fortune
Charles Dudley Warner
Our poet-laureate must be a close observer of natural history.Heads and Tales
It would have been ridiculous in Cromwell to appoint a poet-laureate.
But he was poet-laureate for George the First—you understand the term?'An American Girl in London
Sara Jeannette Duncan
noun plural poets laureate
The national poet in Britain. Historically, the poet laureate's duty has been to compose official poetry for the king's or queen's birthday and for great public occasions, such as victories in war, coronations, and births and weddings in the royal family. The poets laureate of Britain have included Geoffrey Chaucer, William Wordsworth, and Alfred, Lord Tennyson.