Definition of Maeterlinckian in English:

Maeterlinckian

adjective

  • Of, relating to, or having the characteristics of Maeterlinck or his writings.

Origin

Late 19th century; earliest use found in George Bernard Shaw (1856–1950), playwright and polemicist. From the name of Maurice Maeterlinck, Belgian poet, dramatist, and essayist, and leading figure in the symbolist movement + -ian.

Pronunciation

Maeterlinckian

/ˌmɑːtəˈlɪŋkɪən//ˌmɛtəˈlɪŋkɪən//ˌmeɪtəˈlɪŋkɪən/