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anacreontic

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noun anac·re·on·tic \ə-ˌna-krē-ˈän-tik\

Definition of anacreontic

  1. :  a poem in the manner of Anacreon; especially :  a drinking song or light lyric



1656

First Known Use of anacreontic

1656


Anacreontic

adjective anac·re·on·tic

Definition of Anacreontic

  1. 1 :  of, relating to, or resembling the poetry of Anacreon

  2. 2 :  convivial or amatory in tone or theme



Origin of anacreontic

Latin anacreonticus, from Anacreont-, Anacreon Anacreon, from Greek Anakreont-, Anakreōn


First Known Use: 1611


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