plural -s
: a florid bombastic literary style fashionable in 17th century Italy marked by extravagant metaphors, farfetched conceits, and forced antitheses compare euphuism, gongorism

Word History


Italian marinismo, from Giambattista Marini †1625 Italian poet + Italian -ismo -ism

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“Marinism.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 May. 2024.

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