Dictionary.com
definitions
  • synonyms

Dunciad, The

[duhn-see-ad]
noun
  1. a poem (1728–42) by Pope, satirizing various contemporary writers.
Show More
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

Examples from the Web for dunciad

Historical Examples of dunciad

  • The heroes of the Dunciad are to her, as Hercules to the author of that poem.

    The Journal of Negro History, Volume 3, 1918

    Various

  • The Dunciad, in the complete edition, is addressed to 280Dr.

  • The fancy was carried out by Pope in his frontispiece to the "Dunciad."

    Horace

    William Tuckwell

  • The poet speaks of him again, several times, in the 'Dunciad:'

    The Town

    Leigh Hunt

  • Ludgate and Fleet ditch figure among the scenes of the Dunciad.

    The Town

    Leigh Hunt