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[raf-ee-uh-lesk, rey-fee-, rah-fee-]
  1. of, relating to, or characteristic of the style of the painter Raphael.
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Origin of Raphaelesque

1830–35; raphael + -esque
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

Examples from the Web for raphaelesque

Historical Examples

  • As frontispiece is a portrait of the artist by himself, very Raphaelesque.

    Freaks of Fanaticism

    Sabine Baring-Gould

  • The whole face partakes of the Raphaelesque cast of physiognomy.

    Life of John Keats

    William Michael Rossetti

  • Cambiasi had an ardent fancy, and was a bold designer in a Raphaelesque mode.

  • Later on, his work had a Raphaelesque tinge, showing perhaps the influence of that rising master.

  • The landscape is Raphaelesque, and might mark the time when that master and Fra Bartolommeo influenced his style.