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Anacreontic

[ uh-nak-ree-on-tik ]
/ əˌnæk riˈɒn tɪk /
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adjective Sometimes anacreontic .
of or in the manner of Anacreon.
convivial and amatory.
noun
anacreontic, an Anacreontic poem.
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Origin of Anacreontic

First recorded in 1650–60; from Latin Anacreōnticus, equivalent to Anacreōnt- (from Greek Anakreōnt-, stem of Anakréōn ) Anacreon + -icus adjective suffix; see -ic

OTHER WORDS FROM Anacreontic

A·nac·re·on·ti·cal·ly, adverb
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British Dictionary definitions for Anacreontic

Anacreontic
/ (əˌnækrɪˈɒntɪk) sometimes not capital /

adjective
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
noun
an Anacreontic poem

Derived forms of Anacreontic

Anacreontically, adverb
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