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Petrarchist

[ pee-trahr-kist, pe- ]
/ ˈpi trɑr kɪst, ˈpɛ- /
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noun

a person who imitates the literary style employed by Petrarch, especially the poets of the English Renaissance who employed the Petrarchan sonnet style.

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Origin of Petrarchist

First recorded in 1815–25; Petrarch + -ist
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