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lucubration

[ loo-kyoo-brey-shuhn ]

noun

  1. laborious work, study, thought, etc., especially at night.
  2. the result of such activity, as a learned speech or dissertation.
  3. Often lucubrations. any literary effort, especially of a pretentious or solemn nature.


lucubration

/ ˌluːkjʊˈbreɪʃən /

noun

  1. laborious study, esp at night
  2. often plural a solemn literary work


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Word History and Origins

Origin of lucubration1

1585–95; < Latin lūcubrātiōn- (stem of lūcubrātiō ) night-work. See lucubrate, -ion
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Example Sentences

Father Bougeant calls his lucubration a new system of philosophy; but this is not strictly true.

It was the well-earned harvest of many a learned conference, of many a patient lecture, and many a midnight lucubration.

The "gentlemen of the police and the gendarmerie" shrugged their shoulders and paid no attention to this lucubration.

No amount of crime and bloodshed will atone for the stationary mechanism of this lucubration.

I am only glad to see that Henry is himself ashamed of his lucubration.

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