Meaning of Early English in English:

Early English

Pronunciation /əːlɪ ˈɪŋɡlɪʃ/

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  • Denoting the earliest stage of English Gothic church architecture, typical of the late 12th and 13th centuries and marked by the use of pointed arches and simple lancet windows without tracery.

    ‘examples of Early English work include the abbeys of Glastonbury and Tintern’
    • ‘St Patrick's, the largest in Ireland, is the national cathedral with an Early English interior and massive north-west tower.’
    • ‘He is the curator of the Pforzheimer Library of Early English Literature, and Chief of Rare Book Cataloguing at the Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center.’
    • ‘The erection of a new porch was contemplated, and it was proposed to remove an Early English doorway and make it the outer doorway of the new porch.’