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Victorian

1. denoting, relating to, or having the style of architecture used in England during the reign of Queen Victoria, characterized by massive construction and elaborate ornamentation
2. of or relating to Victoria (the state or any of the cities)
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Victorian

(1837–1901)
Any style used during the reign of Queen Victoria typical styles of the period include Eastlake, Gothic Revival, Italianate, Queen Anne, and Richardsonian Romanesque.
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Victorian

one reflecting an unshaken confidence in piety and temperance, as during Queen Victoria’s reign. [Am. and Br. Usage: Misc.]
See: Prudery
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