- of or relating to Cicero or his writings: the Ciceronian orations.
- in the style of Cicero: characterized by melodious language, clarity, and forcefulness of presentation: Ciceronian invective.
- a person who is an expert on or specializes in the study of the works of Cicero.
- a person who admires or imitates the style of Cicero.
Origin of Ciceronian
Examples from the Web for ciceronian
"Here's to you wid the same," says the Pope, in the raal Ciceronian.Stories of Comedy
He does not take any credit for his own style, which indeed is anything but Ciceronian.The Makers of Modern Rome
Mrs. (Margaret) Oliphant
Of the lesser poets of the Ciceronian period little need be said.A History of Roman Literature
Harold North Fowler
Now, Gigi, wasn't that a Ciceronian defence that I made for you?Such is Life
We had thus two epochs in our school, the Ciceronian and the Spencerian periods.Revisiting the Earth
James Langdon Hill
- of or resembling Cicero or his rhetorical style; eloquent
- (of literary style) characterized by the use of antithesis and long periods
Word Origin and History for ciceronian
"eloquent," a reference to Roman statesman and orator Marcus Tullius Cicero (106-43 B.C.E.); also often known as Tully in early Modern English writers; Cicero being a cognomen of the genus Tullia.