Definition of Queen Elizabeth in US English:

Queen Elizabeth

noun

  • Designating styles of architecture or furniture popular during the reign of Queen Elizabeth I.

Phrases

  • Queen Elizabeth is dead

    • : used humorously and ironically as a typical example of old news, usually with the implication that someone is simply stating the obvious or restating a well-worn or accepted truth. Compare "Queen Anne is dead". rare.

Origin

Late 17th century; earliest use found in William Wycherley (bap. 1641, d. 1716), playwright. From Queen Elizabeth, the name of Elizabeth I, Queen of England and Ireland, who reigned from 1558–1603.

Pronunciation

Queen Elizabeth

/ˌkwiːn ɪˈlɪzəbəθ/