Origin of macaronic
Examples from the Web for macaronic
He himself observed due measure in it; but in the hands of his successors it degraded French to an almost Macaronic jargon.A Short History of French Literature|George Saintsbury
Folengo in Italy and Arena in France are considered as the macaronic classics.
Macaronic Poetry creates but little interest in these days, though there are still students who appreciate some of its qualities.
For humorous but vivid pictures of a professor's lecture-room, see the macaronic poems of Odassi and Fossa quoted by me in vol.Renaissance in Italy, Volume 2 (of 7)|John Addington Symonds
Such was the man who has justly earned the reputation of being the first of macaronic poets.A History of Caricature and Grotesque|Thomas Wright
British Dictionary definitions for macaronic
Word Origin for macaronic
Word Origin and History for macaronic
1610s, in reference to a form of verse consisting of vernacular words in a Latin context with Latin endings; applied loosely to verse in which two or more languages are jumbled together; from Modern Latin macaronicus (coined 1517 by Teofilo Folengo), from dialectal Italian maccarone (see macaroni), in reference to the mixture of words in the verse: "quoddam pulmentum farina, caseo, botiro compaginatum, grossum, rude, et rusticanum" [Folengo].