Definition of Regency adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˈriːdʒənsi//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈriːdʒənsi//
[usually before noun] Architectural styles
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of or in the style of the period 1811–20 in Britain, when George, Prince of Wales, was regent (= ruled the country in place of the king, his father) Regency architecture See related entries: Architectural styles Culture The architecture and design of the Regency period is in a simple elegant style based on ancient classical models. The best-known Regency architect is John Nash, who designed Regent Street and Regent's Park.
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