noun ec·logue \ˈek-ˌlg, -ˌläg\

Definition of ECLOGUE

:  a poem in which shepherds converse

Origin of ECLOGUE

Middle English eclog, from Latin Eclogae, title of Virgil's pastorals, literally, selections, plural of ecloga, from Greek eklogē, from eklegein to select
First Known Use: 15th century


Next Word in the Dictionary: eclosePrevious Word in the Dictionary: eclogiteAll Words Near: eclogue
July 01, 2015
precarious Hear it
not certain, secure, or steady
Take a 3-minute break and test your skills!
How to use a word that (literally) drives some people nuts.
Test your vocab with our fun, fast game
Ailurophobia, and 9 other unusual fears