[ sheyk-speer-ee-an-uh, -ah-nuh, -ey-nuh ]
/ ʃeɪkˌspɪər iˈæn ə, -ˈɑ nə, -ˈeɪ nə /

plural noun

a collection of historical artifacts, letters, etc., belonging or pertaining to William Shakespeare.

Origin of Shakespeareana

First recorded in 1710–20; Shakespeare + -ana Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

Examples from the Web for shakespeareana

  • 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

/ (ˈʃeɪkˌspɪərɪˈɑːnə, ʃeɪkˌspɪər-) /

pl n

collected writings or items relating to Shakespeare
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