[ hyoo-duh-bras-tik, or, often, yoo- ]
/ ˌhyu dəˈbræs tɪk, or, often, ˌyu- /
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of, relating to, or resembling the style of Samuel Butler's Hudibras (published 1663–78), a mock-heroic poem written in tetrameter couplets.
of a playful burlesque style.
a Hudibrastic couplet or stanza.
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Origin of Hudibrastic
1705–15; Hudibras + -tic
OTHER WORDS FROM HudibrasticHu·di·bras·ti·cal·ly, adverb
Words nearby Hudibrastic
hucksterer, HUD, Huddersfield, huddle, Huddleston, Hudibrastic, hudna, Hudson, Hudson Bay, Hudson, Henry, Hudsonian godwit
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How to use Hudibrastic in a sentence
Ordinary narrative poems with no satiric intent were decked in Hudibrastic couplets for the sake of a superficial cleverness.Aesop Dress'd|Bernard Mandeville
This quotation from the opening of Combe's Hudibrastic narrative will account for the originality of the hero's eccentric title.Rowlandson the Caricaturist. Second Volume|Joseph Grego
It is a simple rendering in Hudibrastic verse of a familiar nursery story.Charles Lamb|Walter Jerrold
His Hudibrastic verses are poor scurrilous trash, as the reader may judge from the description of the Highlanders, already quoted.Minstrelsy of the Scottish Border, Vol. II (of 3)|Walter Scott
British Dictionary definitions for Hudibrastic
/ (ˌhjuːdɪˈbræstɪk) /
mock-heroic in style
Word Origin for hudibrastic
C18: after Hudibras, poem (1663–68) by Samuel Butler
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