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.
- Par·nas·si·an·ism, Par·nas·sism, noun
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How to use Parnassian in a sentence
Scudery, brother of the celebrated Mademoiselle Scudery, was a true Parnassian bully.Curiosities of Literature, Vol. 1 (of 3) | Isaac D'Israeli
But when Pope undertakes to hunt down the vermin of literature, this is no distraction of the Parnassian realm by civil war.
The god ordered a bushel of his best Parnassian wheat to be carefully winnowed, and he presented the critic with the chaff.Practical Education, Volume I | Maria Edgeworth
In Leconte de Lisle the Parnassian movement seems to crystallize.
The city of Delphi was built upon the lower declivities of the Parnassian ranges, and yet high above the surrounding country.Xerxes | Jacob Abbott
British Dictionary definitions for Parnassian (1 of 2)
of or relating to Mount Parnassus or poetry
British Dictionary definitions for Parnassian (2 of 2)
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
- Parnassianism or Parnassism, noun
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