Definitions

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  • adj. Of or pertaining to a period before a classical period
  • adj. Describing the period following the baroque

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Existing or occurring before classical times; prior to the classical.

Etymologies

pre- +‎ classical (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • He also co-manages AegeaNet, the e-mail discussion list for preclassical Greece.

    Multimedia: Hoppin' Hittites, Hector!

  • The concept of the enemies of God is familiar in preclassical and classical antiquity, in both the Old and New Testaments as well as in the Qur'an, and occupies a central position in the ideology of the modern radical Islam.

    The Enemies of God

  • But the notion of God's enemies is a very old one, with preclassical, classical, biblical, Islamic, and Iranian antecedents.

    Islamic Revolution

  • Devonshire is of Roman date, or whether it goes farther back, to a remoter tradition of preclassical times, it is difficult to say.

    Lynton and Lynmouth A Pageant of Cliff & Moorland

  • In preclassical Latin _qui_ is found for _quis_ even in direct questions: _OLD qui_ A4a cites Pl _Capt_ 833 'qui uocat', Ter _Ph_ 990

    The Last Poems of Ovid

  • You will recall, I suppose, that the word for a book, "liber," is itself derived from bark, the old books in the classical period or the preclassical period, being written on bark.

    Industrial Conditions in the Homeland

  • As regards his literary craftsmanship, Lowell charges him only with having revived the age of _concetti_ while he fancied himself going back to a preclassical nature, basing the charge on such a far-fetched comparison as that in which Thoreau declares his preference for "the dry wit of decayed cranberry-vines and the fresh Attic salt of the moss-beds" over the wit of the Greek sages as it comes to us in the

    The Last Harvest

  • The program will begin with Johann Sebastian Bach's Brandenburg Concerto No. 1, a signature piece of the Baroque era, followed by Italian composer Ottorino Respighi's "Ancient Airs and Dances, Suite No 1," which brings his own form of orchestral colors to formal music of the preclassical era.

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  • Throughout his life, talented Catalan Jordi Savall has been involved with the study and interpretation of preclassical music.

    Kathimerini English Edition : Print Edition : 26/3/10

  • Progress toward a fuller understanding of preclassical Greece was steady until the 1950s, when a general crisis in all the human-centered disciplines erupted.

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