anacreontic

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

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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