Byronic

[ bahy-ron-ik ]

adjective
  1. of or relating to Lord Byron.

  2. possessing the characteristics of Byron or his poetry, especially romanticism, melancholy, and melodramatic energy.

Origin of Byronic

1
First recorded in 1815–25; Byron + -ic

Other words from Byronic

  • By·ron·i·cal·ly, adverb
  • By·ron·ism [bahy-ruh-niz-uhm], /ˈbaɪ rəˌnɪz əm/, noun

Words Nearby Byronic

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How to use Byronic in a sentence

  • When she was a romantic young girl—for young girls were romantic seventy years ago—Spain obsessed the Byronic caste of mind.

    Lola Montez | Edmund B. d'Auvergne
  • And was this new poet Byronic,And clever, and naughty, or how?

    Quips and Quiddities | William Davenport Adams