anacreontic

noun
anac·​re·​on·​tic | \ ə-ˌna-krē-ˈän-tik How to pronounce anacreontic (audio) \

Definition of anacreontic

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: a poem in the manner of Anacreon especially : a drinking song or light lyric

Anacreontic

adjective

Definition of Anacreontic (Entry 2 of 2)

1 : of, relating to, or resembling the poetry of Anacreon
2 : convivial or amatory in tone or theme

First Known Use of anacreontic

Noun

1656, in the meaning defined above

Adjective

1611, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for anacreontic

Adjective

Latin anacreonticus, from Anacreont-, Anacreon Anacreon, from Greek Anakreont-, Anakreōn

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