Definition of Addison, Joseph in US English:

Addison, Joseph

proper noun

  • (1672–1719), English essayist, poet, playwright, and Whig politician. He is noted for his simple unornamented prose style. In 1711 he founded the Spectator with Sir Richard Steele.

Pronunciation

Addison, Joseph

/ˈædəsən//ˈadəsən/