anacreontic

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noun

anac·​re·​on·​tic ə-ˌna-krē-ˈän-tik How to pronounce anacreontic (audio)
: a poem in the manner of Anacreon
especially : a drinking song or light lyric

Anacreontic

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adjective

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

Word History

Etymology

Adjective

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

First Known Use

Noun

1603, in the meaning defined above

Adjective

1602, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of anacreontic was in 1602

Dictionary Entries Near anacreontic

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“Anacreontic.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/anacreontic. Accessed 29 May. 2024.

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