macaronic definition

  • adjective:
    • Of or containing a combination of vernacular terms with Latin terms or with vernacular words provided Latinate endings: macaronic verse.
    • Of or concerning a mixture of several languages.
    • jumbled, combined
    • printed in a hodgepodge blend of two or more languages.
    • of or containing an assortment of Latin terms and vernacular words jumbled collectively
  • noun:
    • A work of macaronic personality.
    • A word consisting of a mix of terms of a couple of languages, among which is Latin, or a non-Latin stem with a Latin ending.
    • A heap of things confusedly blended collectively; a jumble.
    • A kind of burlesque composition, where the vernacular terms of 1 or more modern languages tend to be intermixed with real Latin words, along with crossbreed created by the addition of Latin terminations to many other roots.
    • A confused heap or mixture of a number of things.
    • Macaronic verse.
  • others:
    • Of or regarding the foodstuff macaroni.
    • Pertaining to or like a macaroni or fop; for this reason, trifling; vain; affected.
    • In lit., using, or described as making use of, numerous unusual, distorted, or international words or types, with little reference to syntax, yet with enough example to common terms and buildings to-be or appear intelligible: as, a macaronic poet; macaronic verse. Especially, macaronic verse or poetry is a kind of burlesque verse by which words of some other language tend to be mingled with Latin words, or are created to figure with Latin terminations plus Latin buildings.

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