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Pre-Raphaelite

[ pree-raf-ee-uh-lahyt, -rey-fee- ]
/ priˈræf i əˌlaɪt, -ˈreɪ fi- /
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noun
any of a group of English artists (Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood ) formed in 1848, and including Holman Hunt, John Everett Millais, and Dante Gabriel Rossetti, who aimed to revive the style and spirit of the Italian artists before the time of Raphael.
adjective
of, relating to, or characteristic of the Pre-Raphaelites.
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Origin of Pre-Raphaelite

First recorded in 1840–50; pre- + Raphael + -ite1

OTHER WORDS FROM Pre-Raphaelite

Pre-Raph·a·el·it·ism, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for Pre-Raphaelite

Pre-Raphaelite
/ (ˌpriːˈræfəlaɪt) /

noun
a member of the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood, an association of British painters and writers including Rossetti, Holman Hunt, and Millais, founded in 1848 to combat the shallow conventionalism of academic painting and revive the fidelity to nature and the vivid realistic colour that they considered typical of Italian painting before Raphael
adjective
of, in the manner of, or relating to Pre-Raphaelite painting and painters

Derived forms of Pre-Raphaelite

Pre-Raphaelitism, noun
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