One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1Relating to the reigns of Charles I and II of England.‘a Caroline poet’
- ‘Recently, I discovered that it is the only Carolean house in the area, dating from the time of Charles II.’
- ‘Van Dyck's success lay in his ability to portray the poetic ideals that sustained the Caroline court.’
- ‘The early Jacobean masque's mediation of royal power via a dialectic of revelation and mystery was superseded by a Caroline emphasis on marital love and pastoral retreat.’
- ‘In its range and quality this œuvre, together with many commissions depicting the Caroline aristocracy, was without precedent in England.’
2‘Caroline minuscule’another term for Carolingian
- ‘The Caroline minuscule, however, had a relatively weak impact on the writing habits of Italian notaries, who remained faithful to the cursive style.’
Early 17th century: from medieval Latin Carolus ‘Charles’.
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