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Shakespeareana

[ sheyk-speer-ee-an-uh, -ah-nuh, -ey-nuh ]
/ ʃeɪkˌspɪər iˈæn ə, -ˈɑ nə, -ˈeɪ nə /
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plural noun
a collection of historical artifacts, letters, etc., belonging or pertaining to William Shakespeare.
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Origin of Shakespeareana

First recorded in 1710–20; Shakespeare + -ana
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How to use Shakespeareana in a sentence

  • Shakespeareana has already been dealt with under heading No. 9, and the bibliography of the Drama is a voluminous one.

  • I purchased it a few years ago by accident in a small collection of imperfectly catalogued Shakespeareana.

British Dictionary definitions for Shakespeareana

Shakespeareana
/ (ˈʃeɪkˌspɪərɪˈɑːnə, ʃeɪkˌspɪər-) /

pl n
collected writings or items relating to Shakespeare
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