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macaronic

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adjective mac·a·ron·ic \-ˈrä-nik\

Definition of macaronic

  1. 1 :  characterized by a mixture of vernacular words with Latin words or with non-Latin words having Latin endings

  2. 2 :  characterized by a mixture of two languages

macaronic noun


Origin of macaronic

New Latin macaronicus, from Italian dialect maccarone macaroni


First Known Use: 1638


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