composed of or characterized by Latin words mixed with vernacular words or non-Latin words given Latin endings.
composed of a mixture of languages.
macaronics, macaronic language.
a macaronic verse or other piece of writing.
- mac·a·ron·i·cal·ly, adverb
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How to use macaronic in a sentence
Folengo in Italy and Arena in France are considered as the macaronic classics.
Some of the triplets appear to me very poor, and hardly above macaronic Latin.
Freakish books, like macaronic poetry, written in a medley of languages, are curious.The Library | Andrew Lang
Four Italian writers in macaronic verse are known to have lived before the year 1500.A History of Caricature and Grotesque | Thomas Wright
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
(of verse) characterized by a mixture of vernacular words jumbled together with Latin words or Latinized words or with words from one or more other foreign languages
(often plural) macaronic verse
- macaronically, adverb
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