Definition of classicalist in US English:

classicalist

noun

  • A classicist, especially an advocate or follower of classicism.

Origin

Mid 19th century; earliest use found in John Ruskin (1819–1900), art critic and social critic. From classical + -ist, after classicalism, perhaps as alteration of classicist.

Pronunciation

classicalist

/ˈklasɪk(ə)lɪst/