anacreontic


anac·re·on·tic

noun \ə-ˌna-krē-ˈän-tik\

Definition of ANACREONTIC

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

First Known Use of ANACREONTIC

1656

Anacreontic

adjective

Definition of ANACREONTIC

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