Marinism

noun Ma·ri·nism \ məˈrēˌnizəm \

Definition of Marinism

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

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Origin and Etymology of marinism

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


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