anacreontic

noun anac·re·on·tic \ ə-ˌna-krē-ˈän-tik \

Definition of anacreontic

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

First Known Use of anacreontic

1656


Anacreontic

adjective

Definition of Anacreontic

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

Origin and Etymology of anacreontic

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


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