Dictionary.com

Pre-Raphaelite

[ pree-raf-ee-uh-lahyt, -rey-fee- ]
/ priˈræf i əˌlaɪt, -ˈreɪ fi- /
Save This Word!

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.
QUIZ
SPRINT TO THE FINISH WITH THIS OLYMPICS QUIZ!
Compete in our Olympics quiz to see if you can take home the gold medal in Olympics knowledge.
Question 1 of 10
Where was the Olympics first held?
Meet Grammar CoachWrite or paste your essay, email, or story into Grammar Coach and get grammar helpImprove Your Writing
Meet Grammar CoachImprove Your Writing
Write or paste your essay, email, or story into Grammar Coach and get grammar help

Origin of Pre-Raphaelite

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

OTHER WORDS FROM Pre-Raphaelite

Pre-Raph·a·el·it·ism, noun
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2021

How to use Pre-Raphaelite in a sentence

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
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
FEEDBACK