First recorded in 1870–75; Wagner + -ian (Source: dictionary.com)
Definitions of Wagnerian
- of, relating to, or characteristic of Richard
- of or suggestive of the dramatic musical compositions of Richard Wagner, their massive scale, dramatic and emotional intensity, etc
- denoting or relating to a singer who has a voice suitable for singing Wagner
- of or relating to a big, powerful, or domineering womana Wagnerian maiden
- Also Wag·ner·ite [vahg-nuh-rahyt] /ˈvɑg nəˌraɪt/. a follower or admirer of the music or theories of Richard Wagner.
- a follower or disciple of the music or theories of Richard Wagner
- Relating to or characteristic of the operas of Richard Wagner.
- An admirer of the German composer Richard Wagner or his music.
- : of, relating to, characteristic, or suggestive of Wagner or his music, stage operas, or theories
- : an admirer of the musical theories and style of Wagner
Example sentences for Wagnerian
- But it was Berlin that was on the march—"the blood is there, and the hope, and the moody, lustful Wagnerian temperament."
- The Wagnerian battle was still going on at that time, as the notice printed at the head of the programme of Tristan shows.
- Nietzsche came and heard the Wagnerian music and was caught as flotsam in its whirling eddies.
- The symbolism of the Wagnerian drama is both poetic and musical.
- Listen,” whispers the Wagnerian enthusiast to me, “the cornet has now the Brunnhilda motive.
- It is only when Verdi is compared with his earlier self that he appears Wagnerian.
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