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Della–Cruscan

adjective Del·la–Crus·can \¦delə¦krəskən\

Definition of Della–Cruscan

  1. 1a :  of, relating to, or resembling the Accademia della Crusca or the literary style it championed b :  of, relating to, or resembling the style of a school of chiefly expatriate English writers of affected rhetorically ornate poetry in the late 18th century

  2. 2 :  affectedly pedantic —used of writings or literary style

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Origin and Etymology of della–cruscan

Accademia della Crusca, Florentine academy founded 1582 for the cultivation of the Italian language and literature (from Italian, literally, academy of chaff) + English -an


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Della–Cruscan

noun Del·la–Crus·can \"\

Definition of Della–Cruscan

plural

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  1. :  a member of the Accademia della Crusca or the Della-Cruscan school

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