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Pre-Raphaelite

noun [C] uk   /ˌpriːˈræf.əl.aɪt/ us    /ˌpriːˈræf.i.əl-/
a member of a 19th-century group of British painters who were influenced by the style of painting of the 14th and 15th centuries

Pre-Raphaelite

adjective uk   /ˌpriːˈræf.əl.aɪt/ us    /ˌpriːˈræf.i.əl-/
belonging or relating to the Pre-Raphaelites, or typical of their style of painting: a Pre-Raphaelite artist/painter She was a woman of Pre-Raphaelite beauty (= had pale skin and long wavy reddish-brown hair, like the women often painted by the Pre-Raphaelites).
Translations of “Pre-Raphaelite”
in Chinese (Traditional) (19世紀英國的)前拉斐爾派畫家…
in Chinese (Simplified) (19世纪英国的)拉斐尔前派画家…
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