Della-Cruscan

adjective
Del·​la-Crus·​can | \ ¦delə¦krəskən \

Definition of Della-Cruscan

 (Entry 1 of 2)

1a : of, relating to, or resembling the Accademia della Crusca or the literary style it championed
b : of, relating to, or resembling the style of a school of chiefly expatriate English writers of affected rhetorically ornate poetry in the late 18th century
2 : affectedly pedantic used of writings or literary style

Della-Cruscan

noun
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plural -s

Definition of Della-Cruscan (Entry 2 of 2)

: a member of the Accademia della Crusca or the Della-Cruscan school

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History and Etymology for Della-Cruscan

Adjective

Accademia della Crusca, Florentine academy founded 1582 for the cultivation of the Italian language and literature (from Italian, literally, academy of chaff) + English -an

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“Della-Cruscan.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Della-Cruscan. Accessed 6 Dec. 2021.

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