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[ten-uh-soh-nee-uh n]
  1. of, relating to, or characteristic of Tennyson or his writings.
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Origin of Tennysonian

First recorded in 1835–45; Tennyson + -ian
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

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Historical Examples of tennysonian

  • "Lady Geraldine's Courtship" is a poem of the Tennysonian school.

    Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, Volume 56, Number 349, November, 1844


  • They are those of a Tennysonian, and, no doubt, would be other than they are if the writer were younger than he is.

    Alfred Tennyson

    Andrew Lang

  • Blenkins was the fine flower of Oxford Liberalism and the Tennysonian days.


    H. G. Wells

  • Not only was Tennyson not Tennysonian: he was not quite real.

  • When Browning arose, literature was entirely in the hands of the Tennysonian poet.

    Robert Browning

    G. K. Chesterton