Definition of Richardsonian in English:

Richardsonian

adjective

  • Characteristic or reminiscent of the style, form, or content of the works of Samuel Richardson.

noun

  • An admirer or student of Samuel Richardson or his work.

adjective

Architecture
  • Of or relating to the style of architecture characteristic of Henry Hobson Richardson, particularly with regard to the influence of French Romanesque architecture. Frequently in "Richardsonian Romanesque".

Origin

Mid 18th century; earliest use found in The London Magazine. From the name of Samuel Richardson, English novelist + -ian<br>late 19th century; earliest use found in Art Amateur. From the name of Henry Hobson Richardson, American architect + -ian.

Pronunciation

Richardsonian

/ˌrɪtʃədˈsəʊnɪən/