of or in the manner of Anacreon.
convivial and amatory.
anacreontic, an Anacreontic poem.
- A·nac·re·on·ti·cal·ly, adverb
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How to use Anacreontic in a sentence
The "Anacreontic to a Plumassier" is a very delicate piece of verse, fluffy and feathery.Thomas Moore | Stephen Gwynn
"The Anacreontic hymns of John Damascenus form a marked contrast to—" when the sentence was interrupted by a knock at the door.Cord and Creese | James de Mille
In the succeeding example the sentiment is still more Anacreontic.The Catacombs of Rome | William Henry Withrow
He said this to himself as an officer was trolling forth an Anacreontic song.Commodore Junk | George Manville Fenn
Toast, sentiment, and Anacreontic song, succeeded each other at speedy intervals; but there was no speechifying—no politics.Rookwood | William Harrison Ainsworth
British Dictionary definitions for Anacreontic
in the manner of the Greek lyric poet Anacreon (?572–?488 bc), noted for his short songs celebrating love and wine
(of verse) in praise of love or wine; amatory or convivial
an Anacreontic poem
- Anacreontically, adverb
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