1,700 – The number of words believed to have been coined by William Shakespeare.
29,066 – The total number of different words used by Shakespeare.
884,647 – The total word count for the collected works of William Shakespeare.
16 – The century in which the word ‘rant’ first appears (late in the 16C), and whose meaning was “boisterous behavior”. It is suggested that Shakespeare coined this word.
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