Wagnerian

/vɑːɡˈnɪərɪən/

Origin

First recorded in 1870–75; Wagner + -ian (Source: dictionary.com)

Definitions of Wagnerian

Wagnerian

adjective

  1. of, relating to, or characteristic of Richard
  2. of or suggestive of the dramatic musical compositions of Richard Wagner, their massive scale, dramatic and emotional intensity, etc
  3. denoting or relating to a singer who has a voice suitable for singing Wagner
  4. of or relating to a big, powerful, or domineering womana Wagnerian maiden

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Wagnerian

noun

  1. Also Wag·ner·ite [vahg-nuh-rahyt] /ˈvɑg nəˌraɪt/. a follower or admirer of the music or theories of Richard Wagner.
  2. a follower or disciple of the music or theories of Richard Wagner

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Wagnerian

adjective

  1. Relating to or characteristic of the operas of Richard Wagner.

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Wagnerian

noun

  1. An admirer of the German composer Richard Wagner or his music.

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Wagnerian

adjective

  1. : of, relating to, characteristic, or suggestive of Wagner or his music, stage operas, or theories

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Wagnerian

noun

  1. : an admirer of the musical theories and style of Wagner

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Example sentences for Wagnerian

  1. But it was Berlin that was on the march—"the blood is there, and the hope, and the moody, lustful Wagnerian temperament."
  2. The Wagnerian battle was still going on at that time, as the notice printed at the head of the programme of Tristan shows.
  3. Nietzsche came and heard the Wagnerian music and was caught as flotsam in its whirling eddies.
  4. The symbolism of the Wagnerian drama is both poetic and musical.
  5. Listen,” whispers the Wagnerian enthusiast to me, “the cornet has now the Brunnhilda motive.
  6. It is only when Verdi is compared with his earlier self that he appears Wagnerian.
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