[ thak-uh-ree ]

  1. William Make·peace [meyk-pees], /ˈmeɪkˌpis/, 1811–63, English novelist, born in India.

Other words from Thackeray

  • Thack·er·ay·an, adjective, noun

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How to use Thackeray in a sentence

  • I study your language in your Dickens, in your Thackeray; at last I attain proficiency.

  • First, in point of view of general interest, is a collection of drawings and poems in their original MS. by Thackeray.

  • Spanish in its origin, it developed into a school in which Defoe and Thackeray distinguished themselves.

    East Anglia | J. Ewing Ritchie
  • Edward Fitzgerald, the friend of Thackeray and Carlyle, himself an author of no mean repute, lived close by.

    East Anglia | J. Ewing Ritchie
  • Among later victims was the famous Cartouche, of whom Thackeray wrote so entertainingly.

    A Wanderer in Paris | E. V. Lucas

British Dictionary definitions for Thackeray


/ (ˈθækərɪ) /

  1. William Makepeace. 1811–63, English novelist, born in India. His novels, originally serialized, include Vanity Fair (1848), Pendennis (1850), Henry Esmond (1852), and The Newcomes (1855)

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