macaronic(redirected from Macaronics)
Related to Macaronics: Macaronic verse
1. Of or containing a mixture of vernacular words with Latin words or with vernacular words given Latinate endings: macaronic verse.
2. Of or involving a mixture of two or more languages.
[French macaronique, or Latin macaronicus, after Macaronea, , title of a poem by Tifi Odasi (c.1450-1492), 15th-century Italian author, that contained such verse and satirized those who used poor Latin and affectedly Latinized Italian, from Italian maccherone, macaroni (considered food for peasants); see macaroni.]
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(Literary & Literary Critical Terms) (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
(Literary & Literary Critical Terms) (often plural) macaronic verse
[C17: from New Latin macarōnicus, literally: resembling macaroni (in lack of sophistication); see macaroni]
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mac•a•ron•ic(ˌmæk əˈrɒn ɪk)
1. characterized by Latin words mixed with non-Latin words often given Latin endings.
2. composed of a mixture of languages.n.
3. macaronics, macaronic language or writing.
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|Adj.||1.||macaronic - of or containing a mixture of Latin words and vernacular words jumbled together; "macaronic verse"|
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macaronic[ˌmækəˈrɒnɪk] ADJ → macarrónico
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adj → makkaronisch
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