Medieval - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ˌmediˈiːvl|  American pronunciation of the word medieval
Brit.  |ˌmɛdɪˈiːv(ə)l|  British pronunciation of the word medieval
- as if belonging to the Middle Ages; old-fashioned and unenlightened (syn: gothic, mediaeval)
a medieval attitude toward dating
- characteristic of the time of chivalry and knighthood in the Middle Ages (syn: chivalric, knightly)

Examples

They're using a computer system that seems positively medieval by today's standards.

...get rid of that medieval kerosene stove—it stinks and it's dangerous...

These spices were first brought to Italy from the East in medieval times.

The plumbing in this house is positively medieval!

A professor of medieval history

...a film that captures the thunderous fury of medieval warfare and the bruit of a thousand clashing swords...

We visited a medieval citadel in Italy.

...a cognoscente of medieval painting...

...a poem in which a medieval knight encounters a mysterious beauty in a darkened delve...

...the museum's eclectic collection has everything from a giraffe skeleton to medieval musical instruments...

...the notion that the Colossus of Rhodes could straddle the harbor was a fabrication of medieval writers...

...some medieval monks believed it was necessary to flagellate themselves in order to keep their desires in check...

...those innominate artisans and artists who built and decorated the great medieval cathedrals of Europe...

...in medieval legend Sir Galahad is the nonesuch of the noble knight with a pure and unselfish heart...

...during the festival this ancient Italian city is bestrewn with banderoles celebrating its illustrious medieval heritage...

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