Definition of Rilkean in US English:

Rilkean

(also Rilkian)

adjective

  • Of, relating to, or characteristic of Rilke or his work.

Origin

1930s. From the name of Rainer Maria Rilke (born René Karl Wilhelm Johann Josef Maria Rilke; 1875–1926), Austrian lyric poet and writer (born in Prague; in later life resident in, among other places, Paris, Munich, Vienna, and Switzerland) + -an.

Pronunciation

Rilkean

/ˈrɪlkɪən/