- pertaining to or characteristic of the fictional detective Sherlock Holmes, known for his skill in solving mysteries through deductive reasoning.
- a devoted fan of or an expert on the adventures of Sherlock Holmes.
Origin of Sherlockian
see origin at -ian
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Examples from the Web for sherlockian
The lifelong Sherlockian Michael Dirda gives us his personal choice of the best and talks about their creator.The Essential Sherlock Holmes: Michael Dirda’s Recommendations
December 9, 2011
Little Lord Fauntleroy, with every Sherlockian characteristic temporarily obliterated, sat down again in the tonneau pouting.The Lightning Conductor
C. N. Williamson
And a letter from Aline which came two or three days later, confirmed my Sherlockian deductions.The Heather-Moon
C. N. Williamson and A. M. Williamson