Definition of Lessing, Gotthold Ephraim in English:

Lessing, Gotthold Ephraim

proper noun

  • (1729–81), German playwright and critic. In his critical works, such as "Laokoon" (1766), he suggested that German writers look to English literature rather than the French classical school. He also wrote both tragedy and comedy.

Pronunciation

Lessing, Gotthold Ephraim

/ˈlɛsɪŋ/