macaronic verse

 A type of poetry in which two or more languages are mingled.

Bryson’s dictionary for writers and editors. 2013.


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  • macaronic verse — Doggerel …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • Macaronic language — Macaronic refers to text spoken or written using a mixture of languages, sometimes including bilingual puns, particularly when the languages are used in the same context (as opposed to different segments of a text being in different languages).… …   Wikipedia

  • macaronic — [mak΄ərän′ik] adj. [Fr macaronique < It maccaronico < maccaroni, lit., macaroni: see MACARONI] involving or characterized by a mixture of languages; esp., designating or of burlesque verse in which real or coined words from two or more… …   English World dictionary

  • macaronic — macaronically, adv. /mak euh ron ik/, adj. 1. composed of or characterized by Latin words mixed with vernacular words or non Latin words given Latin endings. 2. composed of a mixture of languages. 3. mixed; jumbled. n. 4. macaronics, macaronic… …   Universalium

  • macaronic — [ˌmakə rɒnɪk] adjective denoting language, especially burlesque verse, containing words or inflections from one language introduced into the context of another. noun (macaronics) macaronic verse. Origin C17 (in sense characteristic of a jumble ) …   English new terms dictionary

  • macaronic — (adj.) 1610s, in reference to a form of verse consisting of vernacular words in a Latin context with Latin endings; applied loosely to verse in which two or more languages are jumbled together; from Mod.L. macaronicus (coined 1517 by Teofilo… …   Etymology dictionary

  • verse — n. 1) to compose, write; recite verse(s) 2) to scan verse 3) free; heroic; macaronic; rhymed, rhyming; unrhymed verse 4) in verse 5) (misc.) to cite/give/quote chapter and verse ( to indicate one s sources very precisely ) * * * [vɜːs] heroic… …   Combinatory dictionary

  • macaronic — /mækəˈrɒnɪk/ (say makuh ronik) adjective Also, macaronical. 1. characterised by a mixture of Latin words with words from another language, or with non Latin words provided with Latin terminations, as a kind of burlesque verse. 2. involving a… …   Australian English dictionary

  • macaronic —   a. mixing words from different languages, especially Latin with vernacular or   Latinized vernacular words; n. verse of this type.    ♦ marcaronicism, n …   Dictionary of difficult words

  • macaronic — n. & adj. n. (in pl.) burlesque verses containing Latin (or other foreign) words and vernacular words with Latin etc. terminations. adj. (of verse) of this kind. Etymology: mod.L macaronicus f. obs. It. macaronico, joc. formed as MACARONI …   Useful english dictionary

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