Definition of Yeats, William Butler in US English:

Yeats, William Butler

proper noun

  • (1865–1939), Irish poet and playwright. His play The Countess Cathleen (1892) and his collection of stories The Celtic Twilight (1893) stimulated Ireland's theatrical, cultural, and literary revival. Notable poetry: “Sailing to Byzantium” and “Leda and the Swan.” Nobel Prize for Literature (1923).

Pronunciation

Yeats, William Butler

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