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Victorian

adjective uk   /vɪkˈtɔː.ri.ən/ us    /-ˈtɔːr.i-/

Victorian adjective (IN HISTORY)

belonging to, made in, or living in the time when Queen Victoria was queen of Great Britain and Ireland (1837–1901): a Victorian terraced house Charles Dickens is one of the best-known Victorian novelists. Victorian ideas, beliefs, etc. are ones considered to be typical of the time when Queen Victoria was queen, such as a belief in strict moral and religious rules and in the importance of family life: Victorian values

Victorian adjective (IN AUSTRALIA)

from or belonging or relating to the state of Victoria

Victorian

noun [C] uk   /vɪkˈtɔː.ri.ən/ us    /-ˈtɔːr.i-/
a person who was alive while Queen Victoria was queen
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