Graustarkian
adjective see Graustark

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Graustarkian — ☆ Graustarkian [grou stärk′ē ən ] adj. 〚after Graustark, imaginary kingdom in novels by G. B. McCutcheon (1866 1928), U.S. novelist〛 of, like, or characteristic of colorful, implausible, highly melodramatic and romantic situations or… …   Universalium

  • Graustarkian — ☆ Graustarkian [grou stärk′ē ən ] adj. [after Graustark, imaginary kingdom in novels by G. B. McCutcheon (1866 1928), U.S. novelist] of, like, or characteristic of colorful, implausible, highly melodramatic and romantic situations or… …   English World dictionary

  • graustarkian — grau·stark·ian …   English syllables

  • Graustarkian — Grau•stark•i•an [[t]graʊˈstɑr ki ən, grɔ [/t]] adj. characterized by romance and adventure; melodramatic • Etymology: after Graustark, a fictional kingdom in a novel of the same name (1901) by George Barr McCutcheon (1866–1928), U.S. novelist;… …   From formal English to slang

  • graustarkian — adjective see graustark …   Useful english dictionary

  • Graustark — Graustarkian, adj. /grow stahrk, graw /, n. a novel (1901) by George Barr McCutcheon about the romantic and melodramatic adventures of military and courtly figures in the fictional kingdom of Graustark. * * * …   Universalium

  • Graustark — This article is about the fictional country. For the American Thoroughbred racehorse, see Graustark (horse). Cover of 1901 edition of Graustark Graustark is a fictional country in Eastern Europe used as a setting for several novels by George Barr …   Wikipedia

  • Graustark — noun Etymology: Graustark, imaginary country in the novel Graustark (1901) by George B. McCutcheon died 1928 American novelist Date: 1941 an imaginary land of high romance; also a highly romantic piece of writing • Graustarkian adjective …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Ruritanian romance — A Ruritanian Romance is a story set in a fictional country, usually in Middle Europe or East Europe, such as the Ruritania that gave the genre its name. The popularity of the Graustark novels led to this type of story also being called… …   Wikipedia

  • Grau|stark|i|an — «grow STAHR kee uhn, gr », adjective. of or like Graustark; highly or excessively romantic: »In the Strauss operettas…the emphasis is on romance, tradition, the never never land of Graustarkian nostalgia (Harper s) …   Useful english dictionary

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