Definition of Radcliffian in English:

Radcliffian

(also Radcliffean)

adjective

  • Characteristic or reminiscent of the style, form, or content of the works of Ann Radcliffe, especially in regard to their Gothic quality.

Origin

Early 19th century; earliest use found in Maria Edgeworth (1768–1849), novelist and educationist. From the name of Ann Radcliffe, née Ward, English novelist + -ian.

Pronunciation

Radcliffian

/radˈklɪfɪən/