Bard of Avon

Bard of Avon
noun
English poet and dramatist considered one of the greatest English writers (1564-1616)
Derivationally related forms: ↑Shakespearian (for: ↑Shakespeare), ↑Shakespearean (for: ↑Shakespeare)
Instance Hypernyms: ↑dramatist, ↑playwright, ↑poet

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William Shakespeare: so called from his birthplace, Stratford-on-Avon.
[1880-1885]

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Bard of Avon,
William Shakespeare.

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  • bard|ol|a|tor — bard|ol|a|ter or bard|ol|a|tor «bahr DOL uh tuhr», noun. a person who reveres Shakespeare; a Shakespeare worshiper or devotee. ╂[(coined by George Bernard Shaw) < Bard of Avon + (id)olater] …   Useful english dictionary

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