- pertaining to Mount Parnassus.
- pertaining to poetry.
- of, relating to, or noting a school of French poets of the latter half of the 19th century, characterized chiefly by a belief in art for art's sake, by an emphasis on metrical form, and by the repression of emotive elements: so called from Le Parnasse Contemporain, the title of their first collection of poems, published in 1866.
- a member of the Parnassian school of French poets.
Origin of Parnassian
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Historical Examples of parnassian
But his fiction leaves me cold, as Parnassian poetry did others, but not me.A History of the French Novel, Vol. 2
Barrs imbibed from the Parnassian poetic group his artistic remoteness.Egoists
It is a Parnassian Samain, but always personal, even in grandiloquence.The Book of Masks
Remy de Gourmont
I did an injustice to Parnassian in my answer to him last week.
In his first two books he had been a realist and a Parnassian.Contemporary Belgian Poetry
- of or relating to Mount Parnassus or poetry
- one of a school of French poets of the late 19th century who wrote verse that emphasized metrical form and restricted emotion
- of or relating to the Parnassians or their poetry